Samsung denies being part of “Wake Up” anti-Apple campaign

A video crashed the web yesterday with what people were calling a Samsung anti-Apple flashmob campaign that was staged outside of a large Apple store in Australia. I'm sure you saw the news and if not you'll want to see video below. In a turn of events Samsung has came out this afternoon and directly denied any involvement in the situation -- Samsung Australia at least.

Apple axes Chomp for Android after acquisition

We tend to ignore Apple-specific news here on Android Community, but if you're a user of app discovery service Chomp, you'll have a hard time doing that today. All references to the Android Market/Google Play Store and Verizon's V-CAST apps are gone from Chomp's website. The Chomp app itself has disappeared from the Google Play Store, and the download links on its home page go straight to iTunes. In fact you won't find any mention of the world's most popular mobile OS anywhere on their website.

Sony Hayabusa specs rumored: 4.5-inch screen, 7mm thin

The last we heard of the strangely-named Hayabusa, it was sitting on a Sony release list bound for July. At that time we didn't know anything about the phone, other than the fact that it was one of the most expensive (and presumably most powerful) devices on Sony's 2012 lineup. Now BriefMobile reports from unnamed sources in China that the phone is the LT29i, destined to become Sony's next flagship. And if their specs are anything close to real, it'll be a doozie.

DROID Incredible 4G LTE extended battery for sale online

If you needed any extra proof that HTC's DROID Incredible 4G LTE was on the way, well then, you've probably got some kind of trust issues. Nevertheless, here it is: HTCPEdia's online shop seems to have jumped the gun and begun selling the Incredible 4G's extended battery and battery cover, without a phone for them to fit in. While there's little doubt that the DROID Incredible 4G LTE is coming, we still don't know exactly when it'll hit Verizon or for how much. The extended battery beefs up the capacity to 2150mAh, a boost of about 400mAh from its rumored stock battery. That's just a little more juice than Samsung's official extended battery for the Galaxy Nexus LTE. Interestingly, the $34.99 battery and $19.99 cover are sold separately, bringing the total cost up to $55 for the set. On the plus side, this will allow customers to buy multiple extended batteries at a lower cost without having superfluous covers sitting around collecting dust. At this point there isn't much we don't know about the DROID Incredible 4G LTE's hardware: it shares a lot of design DNA with the HTC One S, shrinking the QHD display down to 4.0 inches and swapping out the metal chassis for a plastic case. It drops the storage capacity to 8GB but inserts an SD card slot to make up for it. Ice Cream Sandwich, Sense 4.0, an 8-megapixel camera and a Snapdragon S4 processor make the jump. If that May 10th date is anything to go by, we should see a retail phone in a couple of weeks. [timeline] [via DroidDog]

Samsung is now the #1 phone manufacturer in the world

There's a lot of Samsung news on Android Community lately, but can you blame us? Sammy seems to bring out a new smartphone every week, and their high-end devices like the Galaxy Note and the upcoming Galaxy S III are among the most coveted worldwide. A milestone that Samsung's been working towards for years has finally been passed: they've unseated Nokia as the number one phone manufacturer on the planet. According to IHS iSuppli, Samsung sold 25.4% of the mobile phones (including smartphones and "feature phones") in the first quarter of 2012.

Sony patent shows Xperia Play with gaming and QWERTY keyboards

As good as the Xperia Play is at doing its assigned task, the hardware is looking a little long in the tooth 14 months after its initial release. So what could be in store for the next Sony gaming/smartphone hybrid? How about a keyboard mechanism that featured both a slide-out gamepad and the more conventional QWERTY keyboard? If an entry in the US Patent and Trademark office can be believed, that's what could be in store.

S3 or not the S3, that is the question

The image you see above appears to have been taken by Mister Blurrycam with the most blurry cam available. According to the person who offered that image up, it's a shot of the Samsung Galaxy S III. We've heard a lot about that phone and have seen a few images of the device thus far. Granted this could be a hoax.

Google Movies now available in Australia

One of the more constant complaints we get about Android and Google as a whole is that their media services (among other things) are often aimed squarely at the US, with barely a thought to users outside of North America. But lately the Big G has been making strides towards a more global selection of digital content, and Australia is the latest beachhead for their cinematic invasion. Google Australia reports that the Google Movies section of the Google Play Store is now live down under, on both Android and the web.

Rumor: DROID Incredible 4G coming May 10th

Ready for HTC's next phone on Verizon? According to PhoneDog, it'll be arriving on Big Red on May 10th. The HTC DROID Incredible 4G has been spoiled beyond surprise at this point, and since it's appeared on Droid Does we know it's coming soon, but not how soon. PhoneDog quotes an anonymous source, so treat this date with a grain of salt, but it certainly makes sense considering how much we've been seeing of the DROID Incredible 4G lately.
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