News from the Maemo Summit is starting to flow in thick and fast. First up, the N900 will get portrait browsing via an update before Christmas. Currently, the only application that works in portrait mode on the N900 is the telephone.
Next, we have been hearing about this for a while now, but Nokia has just officially announced the QT port to Maemo 5. This means that developers can now use Qt to target the upcoming Nokia N900 and also ensures that applications can be easily ported to all Qt’s supported platforms including the next Maemo 6 release as well as Symbian and Windows Mobile. The port will be based on Qt’s upcoming version 4.6 and is scheduled for final release in Q1 of 2010.
If you are developer looking to support the Qt port Maemo to Maemo 5, http://qt.gitorious.org is the place to participate in its further development. If you can looking to learn more about Qt 4.6 http://qt.nokia.com is your destination. The Symbian port of Qt 4.6 will be launched next week at the Qt Developer Days conference in Munich. The Qt port to Maemo 5 technology preview, is available at http://qt.nokia.com/maemo.
In an awesome move, Nokia is also giving all participants on the Maemo Summit a N900 on loan for 6 months in order to get feedback on the device. Yes, I know I should’ve been at the summit too! Image via Mark.