Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 11:35 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A lot of people are wondering why Nokia didn't choose to go with Android. How can Nokia differentiate themselves when Android is a lot more open and free than Windows Phone 7? As usual, the key to this is in the details. If you read the announcements carefully, you'll see that Microsoft offered Nokia something Google most likely didn't. Update: What a surprise. Elop just confirmed Nokia has a special deal with Microsoft. Whereas HTC, Samsung, and so on are not allowed to customise WP7 - Nokia is, further confirming my theory.
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by apoclypse on Fri 11th Feb 2011 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE: So"
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Qt has been up and coming and promising for years now. Nothing has materialised out of it. An absolutely great development environment, BUT NOBODY IS USING IT. I don't understand how this doesn't get into people's brains. Nokia was pouring money into a bottomless pit - a very beautiful pit with lovely decorations and stable foundations, but bottomless nonetheless.

Qt is one of the most hyped products in history, yet besides KDE, is there anyone serious even using it? IT has ZERO presence in the mobile world and it has ZERO presence in the desktop world (other than KDE, putting it at about 0.5% of the world's desktops). That's the cold and harsh truth.

.NET on the other hand...

This is bullshit. I can name plenty of apps on the Desktop that use Qt. Maya, Lightwave, Miri, VLC, Nuke. I have more but don't want to make this into a list of applications. Qt is slowly starting to be used heavily in the content industry application development, especially if the developers value cross platform capability and plan to include Linux.

.Net is more prevalent if your whole ecosystem revolves only around windows. However developers that value cross platform development will choose Qt.

How about you use Google Thom before making silly comments. I totally agree with you on the whole mobile part. Qt has no presence there other than Meego and with the failure of that platform, now it never will.

Edited 2011-02-11 23:34 UTC

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