Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:41 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Time. Coming. Long. Put these in the appropriate order, and you'll get my reaction to this news. Nokia has announced that it is planning a major overhaul of the user interface to the Symbian operating system, still the most popular smartphone platform in the world.
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Qt of course
by leos on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 05:33 UTC
leos
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2005-09-21

Why do you think there's been a huge push to port Qt to Symbian ever since Nokia bought Trolltech? Of course, the new platform will be fully Qt based. Maemo is sticking around, but they're also transitioning to Qt, at least as an equal citizen on that platform, if not to replace GTK/Hildon. Maemo is definitely not going to be running on their regular phones though.

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RE: Qt of course
by Cymro on Thu 3rd Dec 2009 11:50 in reply to "Qt of course"
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2005-07-07

And the really good thing is that Nokia's brought all development into one place.

EPOC was developed by one company, Psion, and as a result it was a beautifully integrated and well-thought interface.

Symbian was strung out between multiple companies and you could see the results - it gradually became more unfocused and messy.

This is a chance to reverse that.

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