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Stephen Elop Says No New Linux Phones From Nokia This Year, Talks About Cross-platform Qt

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Summary: The mobile Linux stack which it true to standards/LSB is alive and well, but no phone release date has yet been given by Microsoft's former president who became Nokia's CEO

NOKIA is one of the biggest developers of Linux right now. Its number of patches exceeds that of many other companies. That's why having a new CEO from Microsoft concerned us somewhat (see links at the bottom). Well, Nokia has just published the following from Stephen Elop:



There have been various comments made at various points in time about the anticipated availability of our first MeeGo device and versions of the MeeGo software. My first impressions of our MeeGo work inspires both confidence and excitement, however it is also clear to me that our first MeeGo device will be a 2011 event.


Intel said something similar a few weeks ago. It would be nicer to have commitment to dates.

There are some Symbian- and Qt-related announcements as well [1, 2]:

Nokia has announced some new plans to refine its mobile platform strategy. The company says that the current Symbian versioning scheme will be dropped in favor of a more rapid and incremental approach to development. The company also affirmed its commitment to the open source Qt development toolkit, which will become the "sole focus" of Nokia's application development efforts across both Symbian and the Linux-based MeeGo platform.


There has been no talk of Vista Phone 7 [sic] at Nokia for a while, despite rumours. Maybe it won't be so bad for Linux after all. It's too early to tell because of repeated cases of procrastination. No future device with MeeGo (especially phone) has yet been named or properly introduced.

More on Nokia:

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