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Firefox OS: Will Mozilla's Secret Sauce Be Enough?

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There's something eternally compelling about the ages-old story of David and Goliath, and it's one we've seen play out time and time again in modern form in the tech world.

We've seen Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab surge in popularity to challenge Apple's iPhone and iPad, respectively; we've seen streaming music service Spotify and others grab market share away from Apple's iTunes -- to name just two examples. Today, however, we're witnessing a similar scenario in the mobile arena with the emergence of Firefox OS.

Can Firefox OS take on not just one but two industry heavyweights -- not to mention a raft of smaller contenders? Time will tell, but so far indications are looking good.

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