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#251
Originally Posted by NokiaFanatic View Post
Java is dead, that is why Nokia have talked about porting Qt on to S40.
No they haven't and they won't do that...
There's far too much legacy crud assoc. w/S40, it's not practical, they're walking away from Qt.
There's so much info. out there pointing to that, I dont know how anyone could conclude otherwise.
Most recently this talk by qgil himself:
https://twitter.com/quimgil/status/227875616735784961
Just let this thread die already, start a new more relevant one if you want.

Last edited by jalyst; 2012-07-27 at 07:43. Reason: typo
 

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Originally Posted by NokiaFanatic View Post
Java is dead, that is why Nokia have talked about porting Qt on to S40.
Java dead? Sure?
 

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#253
Originally Posted by NokiaFanatic View Post
Java is dead
Oh, really? Don't make me laugh, please. Java may be mostly dead on mobile platforms (assuming Android is not Java), but it is very well alive and kicking on enterprise platforms. Actually, it is THE technology of choice for enterprise platforms.

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I should have made myself more clear. S40 development using J2ME is dead. That essentially means there is nothing for developers to work with on S40 devices (which are still selling in their hundreds of millions). Nokia aren't simply going to abandon this market to Android, so that means they need a strategy. Windows Phone is not an alternative for a number of reasons. Firstly, Windows Phone won't scale to lower end devices. Secondly, the licence for Windows Phone is apparently $30 a device - far too high. Other than supporting Android (which I can't see happening), that only leaves Nokia with the option of porting Qt to S40.
 
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Originally Posted by NokiaFanatic View Post
I should have made myself more clear. S40 development using J2ME is dead.
NOKIA have recently released new emulators for the Asha handsets to be used with the J2ME SDK. I think it's Qt (at least within NOKIA) and any hopes of the 'next billion' that's dead for NOKIA.

I'm afraid the feature phone division seems to be next on Elop's 'to destroy' list.
 

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