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Symbian apps to work on Android

A Qt developer has just released a suite of tools to help create/port Qt applications to Android.

Android users will soon be able to use some cool apps such as Amarok, Kmail and Korganizer thanks to Necessitas that provides Qt for Android operating system.

Developed by a team led by Bogdan Vatra, Necessitas is a first-class citizen IDE that lets developers manage, develop, deploy, run and debug Qt applications on Android devices.

Qt is an open source toolkit that could be used to create applications for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX, in addition to Nokia’s mobile platforms Symbian and MeeGo.

The latest development came after Nokia announced its partnership with Microsoft, putting Qt’s future in jeopardy.

Nokia said that Qt has no place in Windows Phone’s development process, as it would create unnecessary distraction. The company said it will help developers switch to the Windows development platform.

But the developer community seems to have lost trust in Nokia. Some of them have chosen to move to Android instead, and for these developers this is a welcome development.

 

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