Finnish software firm Digia Oyj declared earlier today that it is getting Nokia’s Qt software business for an unveil sum with the intention of persistent its growth whilst considering on improving cross-platform support. It indicates Nokia’s enhanced dependence on Microsoft’s mobile OS, as it jettisons non essential assets to assist revive its failing business.
Nokia developed the Qt open source development software when it purchases Norwegian company Trolltech in 2008 for $153 M with the intention of using the toolset to create a unified achievement framework between Symbian and MeeGo. three years ago, it has come to knowledge that a significant part of the company’s strategy until stated its partnership with Microsoft.
Application developers depending on Qt have become rapidly concerned regarding its long-term fate. The deal will place it in the hands of a platform-neutral firm and will not matter for Qt5′s upcoming issue date. Digia decides to expand Qt and make the tools available for huge platforms consisting iOS, Android and Windows 8. As part of the deal, numbers of employees working for Nokia ( in Oslo and Berlin) will shift to Digia.
According toTommi, Digia’s senior vice president of international products, that We are looking forward to celebrate the Qt team to Digia. By adding this world-class organization to our existing team we decide to develop the next generation leading cross-platform development environment. He further told that it is a good time for everyone to return their perception of Qt.
Digia’s focused R&D investments will bring back focus on desktop of Qt and embedded platform help, while widening the assists for mobile OS.”
“Digia’s plans to get Qt mean that it can carry on as a successful open source program and also provide continuing employment for many people in the environment,” stated Sebastian Nyström, Nokia’s head of strategy, while establishing he was proud of the shar_e of his company has made to the open source framework during the course of its possession.