Nokia Consolidates Symbian Development
Oct 21, 2010, 6:32 AM by Philip Berne
Nokia today announced that it will be focusing future Symbian platform development on the Qt application development framework. The company said it would stop distinguishing between Symbian^3 and Symbian^4 and instead offer users a regular and continual upgrade path to all the new features that S^4 would have brought to the platform. Nokia will also be integrating HTML5 into its Qt development structure for Web content and application for both Symbian and MeeGo, both of which use Qt.
WhatsApp Ending Support for Blackberry and Symbian OSes
WhatsApp plans to cease supporting a handful of older mobile operating systems by the end of the year. WhatsApp will stop working on devices running Android 2.1 and 2.2; all BlackBerry OSes, including BlackBerry 10; Nokia's S40 and Symbian S60 platforms; and Windows Phone 7.1.
Nokia to Buy Alcatel-Lucent, Mulling Options for HERE Maps
Nokia today said it has agreed to acquire Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion. The combined companies would be a giant in the telecom equipment space with more than 100,000 employees.
Microsoft Hands Off Nokia Phone App Store to Opera
Microsoft today announced that Opera Software will soon provide the default app store for older Nokia handsets. Beginning in the first quarter of 2015, the Opera Mobile Store will replace the Nokia Store on devices running the Series 40, Series 60, Symbian, Asha, and Nokia X operating systems.
Jolla Rises from the Ashes With New Focus
Jolla today said it has secured new financing and will thus continue operations. The company recently laid off a large percentage of workers after it appeared the funding wouldn't go through.