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First Alpha of Qt For Android Released 212

An anonymous reader writes "In the wake of Nokia's announcement that it will be cheerfully throwing its existing developer community under a bus by not offering Qt for Windows Phone, a project to implement Qt on Android has announced its initial alpha release. Necessitas project lead Bogdan Vatra writes, 'I had a dream that one day, I'll be able to deploy existing Qt software on any Android platform. I had a dream that one day, all Qt applications will use system wide shared Qt libraries. I had a dream that one day, all Qt applications once compiled and deployed to one android platform, will run on any other newer android platform and will last for years without any recompilation. I had a dream that one day, I'll be able to create, manage, compile debug and deploy Qt apps using a first class citizen IDE. Now, those dreams become reality.' The Necessitas wiki offers some documentation on Qt for Android. A demo video of Qt for Android in action is also available."
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First Alpha of Qt For Android Released

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  • Qt ecosystem... (Score:2, Interesting)

    by arunce ( 1934350 ) on Monday February 21, 2011 @11:36PM (#35275166)
    So, how long will take google to trash the java stuff and absorb Qt as the primary toolkit/sdk ecosystem? With or without it how will they fight the Nokia patent pool brought in court by their puppet master?
  • Re:It's too small (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Luckyo ( 1726890 ) on Monday February 21, 2011 @11:56PM (#35275312)

    I'd say that the odds of world domination look slim; but I don't see why QT couldn't continue doing what it did before the Nokia acquisition(even if Nokia has no further interest, they paid good money for Trolltech, so they'd be stupid to destroy them internally, rather than spin them off again and take what they can get...)

    Nokia (or more specifically the MS guy who got into CEO position) essentially threw its entire 5 year "linux phone" development under the bus. Trolltech purchase is pennies in comparison.

  • Re:Long live Nokia! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by the_womble ( 580291 ) on Tuesday February 22, 2011 @06:12AM (#35277306) Homepage Journal

    A lot of people would argue .Net is a much better development environment than Qt. I can't understand why someone would willingly use C++ to develop user applications ( not systems dev ) in 2011. Even Android promotes Java for this.

    He said one of the best, not the best. The fact is that most user applications are developed in C or C++.
    The world is changing. Windows is decaying on desktops. Unix runs most servers, many desktops (combining Apple + GNU/Linux + other free Unix-like systems), and is the biggest mobile player (33% Android + 16% Apple)

    How is windows 'decaying'? Is that your emotional way of saying that it's losing marketshare? If so, why should Nokia care?

    Nokia should care because the argument for using MS is that the customers want Windows.

    Yes, unfortunately, only nerds care about that.

    That is a failure of Nokia's development or marketing. Meego could have offered customers a lot.

    And in case you missed Elop's many interviews, the board was focused on delivering more than just an operating system. Microsoft brings, XBox, office productivity, Bing and many other very large franchises.

    SO your suggesting that we will see XBox compatible phones? Or full versions of MS Office on phones? Otherwise MS is not bringing those to Nokia.

    Many of the innovative features found on Android and IPhone today came from Microsoft and RIM.

    Name five that came from MS. RIM is not relevant to a deal with MS.

    They ran the market for at least a decade before they faltered. WP7 has been out for only 3 months and has already gained 1-3% ( depends on who you ask ). That's without Nokia.

    How much is MS's total share of the phone OS market?

    HTC made all its money before a year or two ago from Microsoft. That tiny company would never have been able to produce its own OS. Sony did the same. Dell and HP have both grown for decades using Microsoft software

    HTC benefited because they were tiny and no one else was willing to do the same deal with MS. Dell and HP in the PC market are just box builders. As for Sony, which bit of Sony are you talking about? PCs? Consoles? Something else?

"You can have my Unix system when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers." -- Cal Keegan