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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KDE ?
by lord_rob on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:08 UTC
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Member since:
2005-08-06

I had already made the same post on the previous article's thread. It seems clearer now that Nokia's going to drop Qt.

So what about KDE ? Nokia is the main income source for Qt/KDE developers.

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RE: KDE ?
by Adurbe on Fri 11th Feb 2011 12:51 in reply to "KDE ?"
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2005-07-06

or maybe part of the deal was windows phone was to allow QT dev. Would help to ease the transition of current nokia devs over to the new platform.

If they dont do something along those lines, these same devs will choose one of the other platforms and be lost to nokia forever (would be quite a bitter pill to swallow!)

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RE: KDE ?
by anda_skoa on Fri 11th Feb 2011 14:41 in reply to "KDE ?"
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2005-07-07

So what about KDE ? Nokia is the main income source for Qt/KDE developers.


Dude, where do you get your numbers from?

As far as I know there are only two people paid by Nokia to work on KDE: Aaron Seigo and Marco Martin.
Then I think there is still the deal between Nokia and KDAB that David Faure can spend 50% of his work time on KDE.

That would be three contributors out of several hundred.

You know, Nokia doesn't send money your way just because you happen to commit code to KDE's repository.

I really wonder how parent could have been voted up. It is obviously inaccurate.

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RE[2]: KDE ?
by Moochman on Mon 14th Feb 2011 21:27 in reply to "RE: KDE ?"
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2005-07-06

I think what he is getting at is that if Qt's further development ceases to be funded by Nokia, KDE's development takes a huge hit too....

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RE: KDE ?
by deppbv78 on Fri 11th Feb 2011 15:07 in reply to "KDE ?"
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2008-06-29

I'd not say so.

I think Qt will be their dev platform for future tablets & netbooks. Qt is too good to be left out. We'll have to see what Intel provides as the reference CPU for Meego tablets/netbooks. I don't think Nokia will make ARM based tablets

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RE: KDE ?
by segedunum on Fri 11th Feb 2011 16:51 in reply to "KDE ?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

KDE is just KDE, but it raises some serious questions about where Qt is heading and is going to be used.

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