Nokia CTO Rich Green Talks MeeGo, Symbian, Qt, Windows Phone and a new “disruptive platform”.

| February 16, 2011 | 38 Replies

Nokia’s Chief Technology Officer, Rich Green talks about MeeGo, Symbian and Qt in the videos below:

  • We do plan to ship a device from our MeeGo Programme some time this year. I’ve seen the device running and it is beautiful, elegant and the hardware is “interesting” and the software is powerful
  • Third part of our strategy, were going to engage on the work on a new disruptive platform. We don’t want to get caught from behind. What’s this – a new OS? Or further MeeGo work?
  • Feedback from MeeGo will be included in the platform technologies

On Symbian

  • OS platforms don’t quickly go away
  • New hardware on the pipeline, dew devices, GHz, chips to be delivered in these devices, very cool stuff
  • Radical Updates to the display of the device, the user interface, the user experience is going to be radically improved
  • 75 Million devices that use modern Qt QML, Plan to ship 150m more with that equivalent technology. Around 250billion devices. That’s still a unique opportunity.

On Qt – why no Qt on Windows.

  • Qt is healthy and long lived. PERIOD.
  • Qt and QML is frame work for MeeGo. We plan to ship the device this year. It’s critically important. It’s the way we recommend everyone write apps.
  • Qt and QML technology to desktops, 4000 licensees.
  • Stephen talked about disruptive technologies in the high end. We’ll use feedback from MeeGo programme to see what technologies from MeeGo will go into there. Qt is a strong candidate.
  • One of critical things in building ecosystem is to give them a clear road ahead. Windows Phone is a SILVERLIGHT environment. To put multiple tools would dilutive and distracting.
  • WP is a remarkably elegant device. I’ve used one for a while. I’ve chucked (chucked? or checked?) one of those iThings and I live on this (what handset is he using) as well as Nokia phones. The makers of the Microsoft phones have done a great job of integrating the applications with the operating system. When you build an app on Windows Phone it’s very difficult to tell where the App stops and the OS begins. If you think about another developer platform, they have to interoperate with core OS and talk to apps written in silverlight, and have a three way collection of features, all interoperating in seamless way- that’s a really hard computer science problem


Category: Maemo, MeeGo, Nokia, Symbian, Video, Windows Phone

About the Author ()

Hey, thanks for reading my post. My name is Jay and I'm a medical student at the University of Manchester. When I can, I blog here at and tweet now and again @jaymontano. We also have a twitter and facebook accounts @mynokiablog and Check out the tips, guides and rules for commenting >>click<< Contact us at tips(@) or email me directly on jay[at]