Android more and more these days seems to be synonymous to the Star Wars Universe. We first saw Verizon name its initial Android phone as the Motorola Droid. A "Droid," is another name for robots in the Star Wars Universe. Since the Droid name and branding is owned by Lucasfilm, Verizon must license the name. Soon after, to celebrate 25 years of "The Empire Strikes Back," Verizon and Motorola created an R2-D2 branded Droid 2. Keeping up?

To add more to the Android and Star Wars camp -- Japanese carrier NTT Docomo is advertising the Samsung Galaxy S along side the Sith Lord, Darth Vader. It's an odd commercial, no doubt. Vader in this ad, isn't the Vader we think we know -- he runs through flocks of birds, dances in the club, enjoys boat rides, and more. Even though the commercial doesn't make any sense, our favorite Sith Lord is welcome to the Android club. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!


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Japanese Galaxy S and Darth Vader go hand-and-hand, right? [video]


Makes sense if you think of Darth Vader as a Droid killer...(I still like my DX better) But I wonder if they got permission to use the character...

Woah, there. the word Droid was allowed to be copyrighted? Wow. I'd like to see them try to enforce that one in court.

Are they trying to say that android is evil like the Sith Lord? damn, i better not see an iphone commercial with Yoda in it.

Somebody needs to make a pr0n of darth vader having sex with a Japanese girl going, "Drooooooid!" as he spews the words MOTO on her stomach. That would be too funny!

That's awesome! Vader doesn't do any of those things. He watches over them and stands menacingly at their side like a body guard. He represents the power of the Galaxy S in the hands of it's owners and it's superior power over all other phones. Again, awesome commercial!