Nokia Developer days was held in Barcelona at the same time as Mobile World Congress. During that time Nokia CTO Rich Green too to the stage and outlined Nokia’s OS strategy and took some Questions and answers. The videos combined are about 50 minutes long.
You can view the videos at My Nokia Blog
I think the following are the key points here:
- Symbian is not going away – OS’s do not just die and there is no date for when it will become obsolete
- Symbian’s upcoming new UI is “magnificent”
- Plans for dual core 1Ghz devices coming this year – sounds like they would be running Symbian
- Java not going to windows phone, but still very much available for app development on S40 and Symbian
- QT and QT Quick are great and they have no absolutely no plans to ditch QT
- QT will not going to windows phone
- QT may go to S40, but no final decision has been made yet
- S40 will receive increased investment and energy
- Nokia will release a Meego device (N950?), but not sure what will happen to that codebase after that.
- Elements of Meego will be evaluated and looked at for what might be the big thing after Windows Phone
- Platforms to be developing now:
- QT now – huge base and expected to increase to 225M devices
- Java now – huge base – 600M+ devices
- Windows Phone now – it’s available now and Nokia will be releasing devices in volume in 2012.
- Sounds like Nokia will have a separate app store from the windows market place