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Mozilla Launches Firefox On Mobile Devices

With the rise in use in the Internet on mobile devices many web browsers including Mozilla Firefox have and currently continue to develop web browsers with proper HTML-5 support for displaying standard web pages that are available on the Internet. There are also other mobile browsers including a mobile version of Chromium and Safari that are also in use. Each mobile browser has their own features; however, Mozilla is and continues to be a non-profit organization which offers the Firefox browser free of charge.

In fact, many cellular phone manufacturers of smartphones already ship with the Firefox web browser as a default web browser. The mobile version of Mozilla will run differently than a standard web browser. When a user inputs a search term into the Mozilla web browser, they will be presented with a grid of apps that launch as temporary apps and close once the user is done with the search. The browsing app-grid is powered by Everything.Me and converts a URL HTML-5 web page and displays it as an app rather than a standard HTML web page viewing experience that is made available by the Google Chromium mobile browser.
The first thing that people will notice about the mobile Mozilla web browser is the fact that it has been redesigned to fit on a mobile screen flawlessly. The new mobile interface allows users to open tabs, switch between them or close them all with a single swipe or touch. The user can easily view web pages and people may pinch their fingers together or move them apart to either zoom in or out on a webpage.

Meanwhile the Firefox sync option connects all the information from a PC automatically with the user’s mobile device so they can immediately pick up where they have left off. Bookmarks, history and recently browsed items are all integrated into Mozilla mobile and synced from other user computers.

Firefox is also programmed to rid pop-ups and also ensures a secure connection. The mobile Mozilla browser theme can also be changed with a theme of the user’s choice. Lastly, the Mozilla web page browser is much quicker with searching, accessing a variety of web page types and zooming out or zooming in. Firefox mobile supports HTML-5, JavaScript, Flash and many other plugins are also compatible.

Apple VS Samsung: Smartphone War

The war between Smartphone giants is hardly over as Apple and Samsung continue to compete outside courts, when they fight over Smartphone and tablet buyers. Samsung has taken the Smartphone competition to the next level with its latest Galaxy SIII.This was the top selling model in the 3rd quarter of 2012.

Now, Samsung is getting close to Apple in terms of shares of profits. In the third quarter of 2012, both Apple and Samsung shared in 98% of profits in the whole mobile phone industry. Apple’s share is 52% while Samsung’s share is 47%.Strong Points of Both Companies• Apple

Apple has an iconic brand and a powerful portfolio in the high end market. Though consumers know that other brands have their own special features, they feel loyal to the iPhone and are familiar with it.

• Samsung

Samsung, likewise, has a strong brand, good pricing, exceptional component sourcing, and strong worldwide distribution. This is because they manufacture their own components. Its product portfolio covers all areas.

How Did The Patent Dispute Start?

The dispute can be traced back to January 2007 upon the introduction of iPhone. In a lawsuit filed by Apple against Samsung in 2011, Apple claims that a few years after the iPhone has been released, Samsung created iPhone clones, which ripped off the designs and technology of Apple. In addition to this, Apple said that Samsung did it again after the release of the iPad. In response, Samsung filed a counter-suit against Apple for patent infringement.

Apple’s Evidence

Apple presented comparisons between the graphics and icons of the two companies. Also, they presented documents and emails that show Samsung closely studying the iPhone, knowing that it had inferior handsets. Apple shows proof that Samsung was trying to copy the iPhone.

Samsung’s Evidence

Samsung disputed the claims of Apple, saying that similar technology existed before the iPhone was introduced.

Disadvantages of the Dispute

• Apple is a premium customer of components. Now, for Samsung to remain on top, it has to invest in a huge amount in R&D but they can’t do that by merely selling to its own mobile phones.

• Apple buys good quality components from Samsung. Component from other suppliers may not be as reliable. In fact, this was evident in problems with recent displays.


Clearly, if ties between Apple and Samsung completely worsen, this could have negative repercussions on both companies. This would only work to the advantage of other competitors.