Tuesday, January 17, 2006

More new products Trolltech

We don't want this to be a collection of new product announcements but we will try and highlight some of the more important ones like this one from Trolltech.

Trolltech is a key enabler of Linux, especially in mobile phones. The company has a major presence in Asia, with China likely being its top market. No surprise really given the strength of Linux in the mobile handset market there.

This product update would typically support devices other than handsets, but demonstrates the product range from desktops to traditional embedded devices to mobile devices. Part of the release is inserted below:

Qtopia Core: Development Platform for Single-Application Products
Qtopia Core as a stand-alone technology is a robust, customizable development platform for creating single-application devices powered by embedded Linux. Designed for high value applications, it includes a comprehensive set of libraries and graphical tools to help organizations quickly and cost-effectively create embedded Linux-based products.

Qtopia Core supports the same APIs as Qt 4 – bringing the benefits of Trolltech’s proven desktop software to developers of a broad range of embedded Linux equipment. It includes all the latest Qt features such as extended support for heavy-duty graphics, more internationalization with right to left text, and better tools for highly productive development.

Qtopia Core customers will also reap the benefits of Qt’s worldwide developer community.

Trolltech plans to expand the Qtopia 4 Series in the coming months to address a broader range of embedded Linux opportunities. Anticipated products in the Series will include:

Qtopia Platform: Qtopia Core with application management and user interface capabilities, enabling embedded Linux development for consumer electronics and other advanced, multi-application products.

Qtopia Profiles: Qtopia Platform with key enablers for embedded Linux development aimed at specific vertical markets.

Qtopia Editions: Solutions aimed at targeted product segments.

The Qtopia Series today features Qtopia Core 4, Qtopia Phone Edition and Qtopia PDA Edition