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Nokia announcement equals even more momentum for Qt

Published on Thursday October 21, 2010 by Daniel Kihlberg in Announcements Roadmap Background | Comments

In the last few hours, a press release was issued globally by Nokia. The focus of the press release was to announce that Nokia will have sole focus on Qt as the development framework for applications on the Symbian and MeeGo platforms.

At the recently held Qt Developer Days Munich, Nokia CTO Rich Green gave a keynote where he also affirmed this commitment. His words were roughly ‘Nokia is eating its own dog food with Qt’.

While we may prefer the analogy of ‘drinking our own champagne’ :) , the message itself is a great indicator of Qt’s increasing momentum and provided a great boost for the soon-to-be released Qt Quick framework.

Nokia stating its intentions for Qt to the market in this way is another positive reinforcement. It will be reassuring for Qt developers to know that their Qt applications for Nokia platforms will continue to work into the future, because they use the framework that Nokia has committed to, even for its own application development.

Today’s news will help us in our never-ending drive towards even more developers, a larger, more vibrant ecosystem and more Qt applications in more places. And rest assured, Rich Green made special mention at Developer Days of Nokia’s commitment to keeping Qt thriving on platforms beyond the mobile space – desktop and embedded.

While on the topic of Rich Green, there is still time to book a spot at Qt Developer Days San Francisco to hear his keynote. After today’s exciting news and our huge success at Developer Days Munich, there has never been a better time to join us at Developer Days.

Visit http://qt.nokia.com/qtdevdays2010

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