Our look at some of the stories in mobile today: Nokia (NYSE: NOK) launches an SDK for one of its other operating system projects, Qt; Googl…
Our rundown of mobile news to start your day. Today: Apple’s supposed plan to develop an iPhone for China’s LTE standard; We7 launches a rad…
Nokia shipped 26.5 million smartphones in the most recent quarter, a 61 percent increase from a year ago. But the company’s strategy is shifting yet again, as Qt will be the only development framework going forward and Symbian upgrades will arrive on a rolling basis.
Nokia’s Ovi store has taken a perceived backseat to the iTunes App Store and Android Market. I spoke with several developers at Nokia World for their perspective on Nokia’s Ovi Store enhancements, Symbian^3, and the Qt development tools. Would you believe they were all happy programmers?
Nokia today took continuing steps to try to attract developers by refining its Ovi store, announcing in-app purchases, and improving its software tools. Although I haven’t spoken to any developers yet on the new changes, I did capture a video walkthrough of the Ovi store enhancements.
Nokia today unveiled the N8, its first handset that uses both the Symbian 3 operating system and the Qt cross-platform application framework. With the new operating system, Nokia hopes to reverse market share losses and prove that it can still reign atop the smartphone world.