Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Feb 2011 09:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's official. Dismissed as a silly rumour by many, Nokia and Micorsoft have just announced a very comprehensive partnership in which Windows Phone 7 will become Nokia's prime smartphone platform. It goes a lot deeper than that, though. Update: Qt will not be available for Windows Phone 7. Qt will remain the development platform for MeeGo and Symbian. Update II: During its Capital Market Day event, Elop confirmed Nokia will not make a comprehensive MeeGo product line. It will be a platform to learn from, but it won't become a competitive platform. Update III: Android was not an option because it would be difficult to differentiate there. Update IV: There will be 'substantial reductions in employment' in Finland and around the world. Also, before I forget, thanks Engadget for the live-blogging where I get this stuff from!
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possibly great news for Mac fans!
by MacMan on Mon 14th Feb 2011 05:33 UTC
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Now that Qt is essentially dead for the mobile marketplace, there is one less reason for developers to start using is.

This causes developers that target each platform to use the native toolkit which is a great thing. I detest "cross platform" toolkits like Qt because it simply looks completely half assed on all platforms and is un-usable IMO on the Mac.

Why is this great for Mac users? What I'm hoping for is significantly less use of Qt, thus less Qt apps - thus less suck ass cross platform apps on Mac and Windows. This might encourage developers to use the NATIVE toolkits on Mac and Windows.

Like a said before, Qt on the Mac is such a dreadful experience, that when I have to use a Qt app, I run it under Ubuntu in a VM.

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