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The Qt Future - Mobile on Nokia

Oct 20, 2010, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dj Walker-Morgan)

"The H went along to Qt Dev Days where Nokia outlined their plans for the open source user interface framework, placing it at the core of its mobile application development.

"When Nokia acquired Trolltech, there was a question mark over Nokia's long term strategy for the Qt framework. Qt for many, is the toolkit behind the KDE desktop and it's associated applications, so what would a phone company do with it. Over the past years, the strategy has steadily crystallised, and at this years Qt Dev Day, Rich Green, the new CTO at Nokia and first Nokia CTO to speak at the annual Qt developer conference, confirmed that Qt is core to all of Nokia's plans for mobile applications; "We're betting the whole company and smartphones on Qt" Green told the audience at the opening keynote.

"Rich Green, the new Nokia CTO, presents the company's plans for Qt Vergrößern Over the years Qt has had a number of audiences for its C++ framework as it has grown from 80,000 lines of code and two developers, for Unix/X11 only, to over thirty million lines of code and over two hundred developers, running on Linux, Unix, Windows, Symbian, Maemo and being embeded in consumer electronic devices."

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