Linked by lemur2 on Tue 22nd Feb 2011 22:37 UTC
Qt A first alpha version of a Qt implementation for the Android mobile operating system has been announced by Romanian software developer Bogdan Vatra. Since Nokia in co-operation with Microsoft have announced that it does not intend to develop a Windows Phone variant of the GUI framework, Qt for Android represents the only remaining route/platfrom to providing mobile phone apps developed using Qt.
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RE: Binary or java?
by Moochman on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 01:46 UTC in reply to "Binary or java?"
Moochman
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2005-07-06

It runs natively using the Android NDK along with the OpenGL ES APIs. There's almost no interaction with the Java stuff AFAIK. So I guess the answer is "on the kernel".

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RE[2]: Binary or java?
by bnolsen on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 02:04 in reply to "RE: Binary or java?"
bnolsen Member since:
2006-01-06

This is excellent. I have a viewsonic g tablet (tegra2) running tnt lite (android) and the interface is constantly choppy. Frankly my n900 feels snappier and smoother interface wise. The native stuff should help with the responsiveness...it could even give google "an out" regarding their troubles with oracle and dalvik.

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RE[2]: Binary or java?
by moondevil on Wed 23rd Feb 2011 11:40 in reply to "RE: Binary or java?"
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2005-07-08

Sure there is interaction with Java.

Only with Android 2.3 it is possible to create pure C or C++ activities.

In prior versions you can only access native code via JNI.

So there is the need to have a Java wrapper to start the application and interact with Android APIs when required, at least if targeting devices older than 2.3.

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