October 20, 2008
Nokia Enriches Application Development With Qt for S60
ESPOO, Finland, October 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qt Software today announced the porting of Qt to S60 on Symbian OS(TM), the world's leading, open smartphone platform. Qt is a powerful C++ application development framework, which makes it easy for developers to create applications once and then deploy them on any of the Windows, Mac, Linux, Windows CE, Windows Mobile and embedded Linux platforms. With the inclusion of the S60 platform, developers have an additional 80 million* target devices that they can support with their Qt-based applications.
"Qt brings an elegant and intuitive C++ development tool to the S60 platform, improving the ability to develop richer user experiences on the platform, and making S60 on Symbian OS even more attractive for developers to target with their applications and services," said Sebastian Nystrom, Vice President of Qt Software, Nokia.
An early technical preview of Qt for S60 is available for download from Qt Software current website http://www.trolltech.com/. This is in line with Qt Software's usual approach of developing Qt openly and working with the community to incorporate feedback throughout the entire development process. Qt on S60 will work with S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 and later releases. The first production release of Qt for S60 will be available in the second quarter of 2009.
* By the end of July 2008 Nokia alone had shipped approximately 80 million fully web-capable S60 3rd Edition devices.
Qt is a cross-platform application framework. Using Qt, you can develop applications and user interfaces once, and deploy them across many desktop and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code. Qt Software, formerly Trolltech, was acquired by Nokia in June 2008.
S60 software built on Symbian OS is the world's leading smartphone software, and is licensed by some of the industry's foremost mobile device manufacturers. Almost 180 million S60 devices had been shipped by all licensees by June 2008. The flexibility of the S60 software allows for various hardware designs and software configurations, as evidenced by the multitude of S60 devices already available on the market. Through its award-winning user interface, extensive support for new mobile services and the innovation potential for partner solutions, the S60 provides an open and scalable business opportunity for mobile operators and 3rd party developers. For further information and news about the S60 and the S60 community, please visit http://www.s60.com/.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.