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  • Nokia & Microsoft Get In Bed, Qt & MeeGo Take A Back

    Phoronix: Nokia & Microsoft Get In Bed, Qt & MeeGo Take A Back

    As many were expecting, Nokia and Microsoft this morning announced a strategic partnership under which Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 will become Nokia's primary smart-phone platform. With this move, it really darkens the outlook for the MeeGo Linux platform. Additionally, on Nokia's Windows Phone 7 implementation, their Qt tool-kit will not be available...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTA5Ng

  • #2
    Hope Nokia goes bankrupt

    I read the news this morning. It's so unfortunate they decided to do this.
    They were already in trouble vs Apple and Google. Now, with this "alliance", It's so sad they did this, when most of Nokia customers were asking for Android / MeeGo.

    I hope Nokia goes bankrupt, which is what the company deserves.

    Cheers

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    • #3
      Originally posted by evolution View Post
      I It's so sad they did this, when most of Nokia customers were asking for Android / MeeGo
      Most (you used the word) of Nokia's customers don't use smartphones. Most of them will be fairly clueless and apathetic about any OS like IOS/Meego/WP7/Android.

      I don't disagree that this is sad because most Nokia customers in my house wanted Nokia to give Meego a fair shot before they Maemo'd it... Too late on that front.

      Whatever they release with Meego on it, I won't expect any more than the terrible support they gave the N900.

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      • #4
        Sadly, something like this was in my mind when I turned down a job offer at Nokia. My hunch was correct it seems.

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        • #5
          Two losers hardly make a winner. It's a sad news for Nokia to decide cooperate with Microsoft on cellphone platform, given the fact that Windows-like cellphone OS never succeeded before. It's not saying they 100% won't, but at least it lacks hopes at the first glance.

          In a word, it's definitely not a so-called strategic approach.

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          • #6
            Recently on twitter

            Nokia and Microsoft: Because tying two rocks together will make them float

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            • #7
              Good Luck...

              Good luck Nokia! Don't blame if you reach no-where...

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              • #8
                Someone please explain to me what's the point of Nokia and Qt now.

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                • #9
                  What a bad move from Nokia. My current cellphone is Nokia.. next wont be.
                  My concerns are about Qt, which i think is the best C++ framework so far. Hope they sell to someone who cares.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bulletxt View Post
                    Someone please explain to me what's the point of Nokia and Qt now.
                    What do you mean by that?

                    What's the point of Nokia purchasing Qt? That's a good question.

                    On its own, there is certainly a point about Qt, namely it is by far the best multi-platform toolkit out there.

                    I hope that this crap doesn't hurt Qt.

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                    • #11
                      Tannenbaum is wrong. Nokia should have increased development efforts on MeeGo and put aside microkernel based Symbian long before. It is obvious that as the devices get complicated, microkernel based approach gets harder to develop and wastes valuable time.

                      The result will be microsoft gaining a %5 or perhaps a %10 maximum increase in handheld OS market and nokia further shrinking to %20 levels in device sales. Can't understand how they could be that stupid.

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                      • #12
                        I hear Google is going on a hiring spree, many new jobs likely to be related to Android.

                        http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/...g-in-2011.html

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by pingufunkybeat View Post
                          What do you mean by that?

                          What's the point of Nokia purchasing Qt? That's a good question.

                          On its own, there is certainly a point about Qt, namely it is by far the best multi-platform toolkit out there.

                          I hope that this crap doesn't hurt Qt.
                          +1

                          It's a truly sad thing if Qt is affected by this, and it probably will be. Why the hell buy a great platform, improve it (I really feel they have in regards to how "hot" Qt is right now, a lot of companies are talking about it, more than ever before), and then go to bed with the Devil which will probably force you to kill it.
                          Not that a Nokia boss cares about a platform.. My mistake to think so.

                          My best wishes and thanks goes out to the developers! I think you've done an awesome job so far, and I'm really looking forward to more Qt, MeeGo/Maemo (still love my N900) and Linux awesomeness.

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                          • #14
                            The fact that Nokia is able to purchase something like Qt is the real issue here. The problem that Qt faces is merely a symptom of this problem.

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                            • #15
                              Nokia has decided to choose slow, less painful but certain death rather than waiting for their short term bitter pill to take effect. The new CEO seems to be risk averse and is content with Nokia being a just another hardware company. If Nokia could not use Intel's muscle for advancing MeeGo, shame on them. Maybe they should sell Qt+MeeGo to HP.

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