Qt will be brought to the S40 series



  • http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Blogs/blog/nokia-developer-news/2011/06/21/future-of-qt-bringing-apps-to-next-billion

    I'll update this one quickly with more details. One thing can be said though: Qt is not dead.

    Not many details are available yet:

    • Unclear if it will work on the current S40, or if it requires a new one
    • Support probably from Qt 5
    • Dates unclear as of yet.

    Nokia promises to release more information at a later moment. Argenti noted that:
    [quote]We will disclose further details in due time; today we want our developers to see the opportunity that the future of Qt brings as part of our mobile phones strategy.[/quote]

    Sources: "Tweakers.net":http://tweakers.net/nieuws/75193/nokia-maakt-smartphones-van-goedkope-s40-telefoons.html (Dutch), "Forum Nokia":http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Blogs/blog/nokia-developer-news/2011/06/21/future-of-qt-bringing-apps-to-next-billion



  • ok.. Qt running on 1GH s40 device.. very interesting.. will be interesting to know what kernal base they use for qt on s40.. may be S40 is moving to linux kernal base ???



  • Its nowhere mentioned that any future S40 device would be supported. Would love to see Qt running on S40.



  • Yes. The name S40 is not used. But these days, Nokia uses the ' Next billion ' for S40 right ? Else what does it mean when they say Qt for next billion. Anyway current S40 devices can't run Qt. So this is a promise for future. Who knows ...



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1308658006"]
    Nokia promises to release more information at a later moment. Argenti noted that:
    [quote]We will disclose further details in due time; today we want our developers to see the opportunity that the future of Qt brings as part of our mobile phones strategy.[/quote]
    [/quote]

    Good news! Hope that Nokia will keep all these promises :)

    A video with the whole presentation of Marco Argenti during Nokia Connection 2011 is available "here":http://www.nokiaconnection.net/


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    By "next billion" I can't imagine them meaning smartphones. Perhaps the tight reliance of Qt5 on Lighthouse has more implications that meet the eye.



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1308666231"]Yes. The name S40 is not used. But these days, Nokia uses the ' Next billion ' for S40 right ? Else what does it mean when they say Qt for next billion. Anyway current S40 devices can't run Qt. So this is a promise for future. Who knows ...[/quote]

    That's very true they used to refer to S40 as the Next billion, and this was prior to Microsoft partnership. After that I am not sure about what they mean unless they have explicitly mentioned it.



  • Now there is this new competition announced create4millions

    https://www.developer.nokia.com/create4millions/

    If you check they are referring to s40 J2ME devices here. Which is addressed in millions. So wondering what the device platform would be which supports billions of devices.



  • From a developer point of view, it would be good if Nokia can given some clear information regarding this. Right now, lot of uncertainties. If next billion is not S40, then what is it ? maemo ? or else what ?



  • On a best note, S40 can get a linux kernel base, pure imagination though. It does not sound odd because, Motorola bought Azingo ( a linux OS provider ), which is pitched on the same target market as S40.



  • May be the ground work is already being done for bringing Linux kernel base to S40 as we talk here :) who knows...

    EDIT: sorry, I guess I should not be spreading the rumors.



  • [quote author="Jayakrishnan.M" date="1309334352"]From a developer point of view, it would be good if Nokia can given some clear information regarding this. Right now, lot of uncertainties. If next billion is not S40, then what is it ? maemo ? or else what ?[/quote]

    Seems they themselves are not sure or confident enough to clear this. In my opinion they should not be talking about this until the roadmap is clear to them. Now a lot of confusion prevails with lot of rumors being blogged and tweeted.

    And probably these would affect only the mobile developers and mobile app companies who have made investments in Qt.



  • It is more than 2 weeks after the Nokia connection event and no further info on Qt for ' next billion '. I tend to agree with Qtk that they themselves are not sure. Note that at around 4% market share, WP don't have an ecosystem. The only ecosystem that Nokia has is the Symbian one. So I wonder if these types of announcements are actually aimed at getting more Qt apps for Symbian, until WP gets on more phones. Sorry, unless Nokia doesn't give any solid information, people will keep guessing.


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