Qt and Android

Witekio performed an unbiased and exhaustive real-life comparison from the point of view of three embedded software development experts by creating a Music player app for an NXP i.MX 8 Quad board on both development platforms.


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OS performance

On an NXP i.MX 8 Quad, Android is inferior to Linux in terms of performance (RAM, flash memory) and flexibility, and boot time.






Developer experience

A comparison of 15 different factors left Qt ahead by a small margin, mostly on the back of sorting and filtering criteria.



By developing both applications simultaneously, we were able to get a real handle on the strengths and weaknesses of both Android and Qt. It was close, but we could clearly identify the superior approach.” 

Julien, embedded software expert

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The free white paper compares Qt and Android in detail across three criteria:

  1. Framework functionality

  2. Development ease

  3. Development speed

For each criterium, Witekio’s experts explain how each framework performs and offer clear examples as to the strengths and weaknesses of each approach in the context of the development process. You can even find their source codes at the end of the white paper!

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