Nokia Announces Official Qt Port to Maemo 5

October 9, 2009

ESPOO, Finland, October 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– Developers Will be Able to Target the Nokia N900 and Upcoming Maemo and
Symbian Devices.

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced the creation of the official Qt port to
Maemo 5 and published an initial Technology Preview release. This port to
Maemo 5 means that developers can now use Qt to target the upcoming Nokia
N900 device and also ensures that applications can be easily ported to all
Qt’s supported platforms including the next Maemo 6 release as well as
Symbian and Windows Mobile.

The Qt port to Maemo 5 is designed specifically to work within the Maemo
5 environment, which will power the upcoming Nokia N900 device. The port
itself will be based on Qt’s upcoming version 4.6 and is scheduled for final
release in Q1 of 2010.

“With this announcement and our upcoming port of Qt to the Symbian
platform, we will quickly see Qt established as a leading framework for
mobile application development. Developers will be able to use Qt as a
framework to create powerful native applications and with Qt’s Webkit
integration, it also provides them with a platform for creating web
applications and services,” said Sebastian Nystrom, Vice President of
Application Services and Frameworks at Nokia. “Qt’s support for Maemo 5,
Maemo 6, Symbian, as well as Windows Mobile makes Qt the most sensible choice
for developers looking to target multiple devices and achieve the broadest
reach with their innovations.”

This port of Qt will incorporate the community-driven ‘Qt for Maemo’
project that was created as result of substantial contributions and
enhancements. The community project provided a strong foundation for building
the official port, and because of the open nature of the project, Nokia was
able to base the official port on this code. The change from a community port
to an official port was necessary to ensure that applications developed with
Qt will be compatible with both future versions of Qt, future versions of
Maemo, as well as Symbian and the other platforms Qt supports.

Developers looking to support the Qt port Maemo to Maemo 5 are encouraged
to visit http://qt.gitorious.org and participate in its further development.
Since May 2009, Nokia has received over 400 contributions into Qt and
Qt-related projects, which has helped ensure that Qt remains a stable, robust
framework for developers to innovate on.

Developers looking to learn more about Qt 4.6 should visit
http://qt.nokia.com, as a beta release of Qt 4.6, including the Symbian port,
will be launched next week at the Qt Developer Days conference in Munich.

Download information

To download the Qt port to Maemo 5 technology preview, please visit

About Nokia

Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading
maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different
ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable
people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive
digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services
for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.


SOURCE Nokia Corporation

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