Nokia made two very important announcements this week. The first relates to a technology known as Qt. Back in January 2008 the Finnish handset maker purchased a Norwegian company called Trolltech for roughly $150 million. The goal of the acquisition was to slap their technology, Qt, on top of S40, Symbian, and MeeGo, so that developers could write applications for Nokia devices using a unified framework. Fast forward to the present day and Nokia has yet to port Qt to S40, they’ve abandoned Symbian and MeeGo, and Stephen Elop, the current CEO, has bet the company’s future on Windows Phone. Since Nokia doesn’t need Qt anymore, they’ve decided to sell the team to a Finnish company called Digia. Some 125 employees will be moved. Details of the transaction weren’t disclosed, but it’s safe to say that Nokia received no where near what they paid for Trolltech over four years ago. Continue reading “Nokia dumps Qt and over 500 patents in an attempt to stay alive”
Diogo Neves is a Mobile savvy guy from Portugal. He got invited to a Nokia Qt event in his country and he wishes to shares his views by live-blogging and tweeting here on FoneArena. Continue reading “Live Blogging the Nokia Developer Event in Portugal”
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If you are a mobile developer and want to get your app onto multiple platforms then Qt is the way to go. Qt is truly cross platform as you can see in the video below that the UI is almost the same on a Nokia N900 (Maemo) , Nokia 5800 (Symbian) and a Windows mobile phone.
Nokia today released the latest version of its cross platform application and UI framework, QT 4.6. Featuring support for a new platform and possessing powerful new graphical capabilities and support for multi-touch and gestures, Qt 4.6 makes thing easier for the developers who are developing advanced applications and devices.
Nokia has officially announced the Qt port to Maemo5 Linux and shows it off on Video using the eagerly awaited Nokia N900 .Qt comes to Nokia from the acquisition of Norwegian company Trolltech back in 2008 and it was formerly referred to as Qtopia.Enjoy the video after the jump.
The news is out Nokia buys yet another company. This time Nokia is buying a Norwegian Linux mobile developer firm Trolltech
Trolltech are the makers of the Greephone
The Finnish giant seems to be embracing the Qt or Qtopia mobile platform as Russ points out. Its seen as a move by the worlds largest handset maker to expand its software and internet based services.
Dr Kai Öistämö, the head of Nokia’s devices unit,said the acquisition would aid Nokia in its strategies of being “a leader of the converged world in internet mobility” and “growing consumer services and businesses solutions”.
So is this the rise of the mobile web 2.0 or is it just Nokia 2.0?