Details About Maemo 6 – Multitouch, Capacitive Screens, Portrait Mode Support

If you are not following this most excellent liveblog, I recommend you should. According to details about Maemo 6 coming out from the Maemo Summit (via the liveblog) in the keynote by Janne Heikkinen, Director – Maemo Product Planning at Nokia we now know:

Portrait & Landscape Modes On Maemo 6

  • Multi-touch is coming to Maemo 6.
  • So is support for capacitive screens.
  • The main developer frameworks will be Qt (4.6) for native development and Nokia Web Runtime (WRT).
  • Nokia will be holding a tech preview of Qt for Maemo 5 today.
  • The alpha of Qt for Maemo 6 is expected in Q1 2010. Beta in Q2 2010.
  • The alpha of WRT for Maemo 6 is expected in Q1 2010. Beta in Q2 2010.
  • The Maemo 6 UI will have a canvas layout for maximum customization/personalization. Widgets everywhere.
  • There will  be full support for portrait and landscape modes of operation.

Maemo 6 UI Concept

Rest as we find out.

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