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Nokia sheds Qt app unit, leans more on Microsoft

08/09, 7:15am

Nokia sheds last ties to in-house software initiatives

Nokia has sold off its Qt app tools unit as the company leans further on its partnership with Microsoft, reports Bloomberg. The Finnish handset maker offloaded the Qt unit including around 125 staff to long-time partner Digia signaling the end of its in-house software development efforts. Nokia had bought into Qt as a cross-platform application development framework to encourage developers to write apps for its now defunct Symbian and MeeGo smartphones.

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Nokia sells off Qt licensing to Digia

03/07, 9:15am

Nokia sells off commercial Qt business to Digia

Nokia is in the process of selling off its Qt development framework to Finland's Digia, the companies announced on Monday. The deal will see nearly 3,500 desktop and embedded customer companies in various industries come over to Digia, though Nokia said it will continue to invest in future development of Qt for mobile, desktop and embedded segments. Details of the deal, which is expected to be completed by the end of March, haven't been revealed.

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