Development version of Qt 4.7 for Symbian^3 released
The Qt developers at Nokia have released a developers only version of Qt 4.7 for Symbian^3 devices. The developer release of the open source user interface framework for C++ will install on devices such as the Nokia N8 and C7 and replaces the Qt 4.6.3 libraries that come with the devices. The in place replacement is required because the developers say they want "to ensure as efficient usage of system resources as possible". Nokia plans to ship updates to Symbian^3 devices which will allow developers to deploy Qt 4.7 based applications in the first quarter of 2011. At the recent Qt Dev Days in Munich, Nokia's CTO, Rich Green, placed Qt firmly at the core of Nokia's mobile phone application strategy for its new Symbian^3 based phones and future Meego based smartphones.
The libraries are available to download from Nokia's site. The developers say the libraries will be updated over the coming months as they continue to improve performance.
- The Qt Future - Mobile on Nokia, a feature on Qt Dev Days 2010 from The H.