Published September 30, 2008 | By Nokia - Press Release
Qt Software introduces a new release of Qt Extended, a software development platform for consumer electronics
Espoo, Finland - Qt Software today announced that Qtopia, a platform for creating user interfaces and applications for advanced consumer electronics based on Linux, has been renamed and launched as Qt Extended 4.4.
Qt enables developers to build innovative services and applications once and then extend the innovation across all major desktop, mobile and other embedded platforms without rewriting the code. Qt Extended extends the Qt application development framework, bringing increased functionality to embedded Linux. Qt Extended inherits the Qt WebKit Integration, which helps device manufacturers enrich applications with live web content such as online maps, music stores and instant messaging.
"Qt Extended is designed to accelerate software development for a wide range of consumer devices, such as video IP phones, media players and other advanced devices," said Sebastian Nyström, Vice President of Qt Software, Nokia. "With the new release of Qt Extended, we are making it easier to differentiate the user experience and the feature set."
Core features of the Qt Extended 4.4 release are:
- Modular architecture for feature selection
- Advanced touch based user interface
- IP communications framework based on Telepathy - Instant Messaging (XMPP) and presence
- Unified inbox for email, SMS, MMS, IM, etc. plus push IMAP email and other messaging enhancements
- New Qt UI Test, a tool for automated system tests of the target device
Qt Extended 4.4 includes a new Video IP Desk phone reference design which demonstrates an Internet-connected video desk phone UI for finger touch interaction for 3.5" screens. The objective of the reference design is to illustrate the versatility of Qt Extended.
Qt, originally developed by Trolltech, is a proven development framework for multiple operating systems. It is used by many leading consumer brands and is found in embedded Linux devices. In June 2008, Nokia completed the acquisition of Trolltech and it is now a fully integrated entity within the Nokia Devices unit, called Qt Software.
Qt is a cross-platform application framework. Using Qt, you can develop applications and user interfaces once, and deploy them across many desktop and embedded operating systems without rewriting the source code.
Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
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