Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Dec 2010 22:56 UTC, submitted by fran
Windows Very light on details, but this is interesting nonetheless - very interesting, and potentially one of the biggest things to have hit the operating systems business this decade. Bloomberg is reporting that Microsoft plans to announce Windows for ARM processors at CES in January 2011.
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RE[5]: Not Win CE
by oiaohm on Wed 22nd Dec 2010 22:35 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Not Win CE"
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"Qt does iPhone applications. Qt can also be made to do Android based devices."

What? That's just bogus. Qt may run on Android at somepoint, but right now it's extremely pre-alpha. I wouldn't call it "running on Android" at all.

Android QT surprising stable. I am running the development branch for android. Note I said made that does not mean recommended.

Android QT at this stage is just the qt embemded branch with a wrapper in native Android byte code so it accepts it.

The embemded branch of QT is only 6 years old so is highly stable and mature. Biggest issue is that its power hungery compared to normal Android apps. But compared to .net applications on mobile devieces about the same.

Bogus claim without trying it and knowing what it is. tbcpp. 24 outstanding bugs. Out of those ones critical go well behaving android apps.

21 QtMobility Lack of this is why well designed QT apps are power vampires.
55 57 both should be fixed but can be worked around both releate to incorrect screen size information getting into QT and are basically the same bug.
1 Virtual Keyboard one Yes its nice to use the Android virtual keyboard. But QT can provide its own.
4 Use opengl ES for acceleration was not able due to Opengl ES not being exposed to native apps. Fixed in last lot of google sdk updates. Really that bug should be closed soon. Since from my last build with opengl on it works perfectly. But I might have missed testing something.
5 Audio fault also gone in the last google sdk update providing OpenSL that QT already knows from other platforms.

And if you think 34 is important read the bug.

Yes the bug list is running a little behind. The amount working is more Beta level with 2 major bugs left. Cut and paste works. So compared to what MS calls production release Windows Mobile phone QT for android passes.

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