Ars technica reports
on some changes to Nokia's mobile platform strategy. It plans to do more rapid and incremental Symbian releases, while making Qt the "sole focus" of its application development. "Nokia's plan to use Qt for all of its own applications is also significant. It will enable richer user interfaces and more consistency between Symbian and MeeGo. It also sends a strong message to third-party developers that Qt is ready for prime time on Nokia devices. The recent Qt 4.7 release brings some extremely compelling new functionality for building modern touch-friendly mobile software. Taking advantage of these capabilities will make the Symbian user experience better and help ameliorate some of the issues that detract from Symbian's competitiveness. During my recent tests of the N8, I often found myself thinking that the whole experience would be better if Qt was used pervasively in the bundled applications.
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