[Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
aschmidt at dekaresearch.com
Tue Aug 14 15:00:28 CEST 2012
> Wait a sec... wasn't that because Nokia bought a highly valuable
> toolkit, got a lot of testing and probably even bug fixes "for
> free" from the community, had a gazillion of Qt developers just
> waiting to unleash their creativity on Nokia phones... and then
> decided NOT to use it by going Windows mobile exclusively? Wasn't
> THAT the reason they failed with Qt?
That's not exactly how it played out. By the time of Symbian^3,
Qt was a standard feature of Nokia's Symbian phones. Anna and
Belle also contained it as standard.
And if I'm not mistaken, by that time, hadn't Nokia switched
over to using a Qt-based Web browser on Symbian? How many of
the software's other standard apps had been switched to Qt-
based designs? (The plan certainly was to switch all of them,
but I left Nokia before the changeover was accomplished.)
Nokia didn't exactly throw away Qt without ever deploying it.
From: interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org [mailto:interest-bounces+aschmidt=dekaresearch.com at qt-project.org] On Behalf Of Bob Hood
Sent: Monday, August 13, 2012 4:57 PM
To: interest at qt-project.org
Subject: Re: [Interest] Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
On 8/13/2012 9:30 AM, Till Oliver Knoll wrote:
> Am 13.08.2012 um 16:00 schrieb Atlant Schmidt <aschmidt at dekaresearch.com>:
>> And this is what Nokia has just done; in the course
>> of just four years, they destroyed essentially all
>> of their investors' capital that was invested in
>> acquiring Trolltech.
> Wait a sec... wasn't that because Nokia bought a highly valuable toolkit, got a lot of testing and probably even bug fixes "for free" from the community, had a gazillion of Qt developers just waiting to unleash their creativity on Nokia phones... and then decided NOT to use it by going Windows mobile exclusively? Wasn't THAT the reason they failed with Qt?
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