Monday, January 28, 2008

Nokia acquires Trolltech

As all of you may already be aware of, Nokia want to acquire Trolltech. The Norwegian company Trolltech are behind Qt-toolkit, which is used for KDE, and the mobile platform Qtopia.

My big question is what this will mean for Linux on mobile phones? Will Nokia start shipping Linux-phones? Is this a response to Googles Android-platform?

Nokias Internet-tablets N770, N800, and N810 uses Gtk/Gnome as their toolkit. Will Nokia continue to be involved in Gnome? What will this mean for the Maemo community, which is the platform for the tablets?

A lot of questions, and only time can tell the answers.

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