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    If you didn't think the browser wars had begun in mobile, think again. We were just reporting that Google is moving away from Apple's WebKit in future versions of Google Chrome, and as it turns out, they're not alone. This time though, it's Samsung, and apparently what they want to do is move away from Google. We've always said that Samsung only uses Android to power TouchWiz on Android smartphones, as it's clear that the company does away with almost every aspect of stock Android on their smartphones. Now it seems that Samsung also wants an alternative to the Google Chrome browser by ...

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    Man, have I ever got a bad feeling about Firefox OS hardware. I've been in this game long enough to know not to be blinded by specs, and appreciate what a difference the platform can make; just look at Windows Phone, which has done admirably well with hardware that's a solid generation behind Android. I can also appreciate that Firefox OS is looking to launch in markets where cost is going to be a big deal, and that's more true than ever when we're talking about a largely unknown, unproven platform. Still, I am all sorts of concerned with the kind of hardware we've been seeing, and worry ...

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    Recently, all of our Firefox OS news has looked at the first hardware on which the platform will be available, but at today's MWC event, Mozilla had some time to more broadly talk about its operating system, the philosophy behind it, and what we can expect as it starts its global roll-out. We just mentioned the European launch, but initial availability will also include Central and South America; all told, Brazil, Colombia, Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Serbia, Spain, and Venezuela will be included in the first wave. We've heard about ZTE's and Alcatel's Firefox OS offerings, and ...

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    Mozilla's MWC event is currently underway, so while we should have more news on the global launch of its new platform in just a few minutes, one detail has arrived a little early, upon Deutsche Telekom announcing its plans to bring the first Firefox OS smartphone to Europe, in the form of the Alcatel One Touch Fire. Poland will be the first European nation to get its hands on the One Touch Fire, with sales starting sometime this summer. Before the end of the year, the smartphone will be available in additional countries throughout Eastern Europe. Unfortunately, we don't yet have any specs ...

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    Mozilla's Firefox OS is one of the smartphone platform underdogs we're going to be keeping an eye on as we get into 2013. It's an ambitious effort, and while it may not shake-up the smartphone ecosystem as a whole, there's a lot of potential for it, especially with the kind of super-budget-priced hardware we've been hearing about. We've known that the whole platform, apps and all, will be built upon HTML5, but haven't seen much as to how you'll actually get your hands on those apps. A new leak attempts to reveal some of those details, showing off the Firefox Marketplace. Compared to the ...

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