Nokia’s Qt to Compete with Google’s Android?

Just a few hours ago, Nokia announced that they were purchasing Trolltech, the Norway-based software developer for approximately $153 million. That’s right, Nokia just opened up. The agreement should see Nokia contributing to the development of Trolltech’s Qt framework. Nokia will most likely license Trolltech’s code both commercially and via strictly open-source plans. The deal is slated to be finished during the spring of 2008.

Trolltech’s deep understanding of open source software and its strong technology assets will enable both Nokia and others to innovate on our device platforms while reducing time-to-market,” said Kai Oistamo, Executive Vice President, Devices, Nokia.

Apparently, 40% of the world’s market share just isn’t good enough! We’re not gonna hate though. In the end, it’s just another move to provide customers with more choices.

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