Nokia Sells Qt Commercial Licensing Business to Digia
When Nokia announced that it was dropping Symbian in favor of Windows Phone 7, some wondered what would happen to the Qt framework that was at the heart of Symbian. Well, wonder no more as Nokia has announced that it is selling the Qt commercial licensing and services business to Digia. Digia will acquire the Qt framework and roughly 3,500 desktop and embedded customers who are actively using it. However, Nokia will still invest in developing Qt just it is letting Digia expand the commercial licensing and services business. Digia will set up subsidiaries in the US and Norway to further expand the potential of Qt, so if you want in on the commercial aspect, contact Digia. Digia has been working with Qt since the year 2000, so it is a natural fit for Nokia to let it handle the expansion. The transaction will be completed by the end of March. Time will tell how well it works, but it is just further proof that Nokia is commited to Microsoft's mobile OS.