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...
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.
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.
Originally Posted by evolution
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.
Recently on twitter
Nokia and Microsoft: Because tying two rocks together will make them float
Sadly, something like this was in my mind when I turned down a job offer at Nokia. My hunch was correct it seems.
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.
Good luck Nokia! Don't blame if you reach no-where...
Someone please explain to me what's the point of Nokia and Qt now.
What do you mean by that?
Originally Posted by bulletxt
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.
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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