Trolltech Releases Qtopia Phone Edition 4.2.x

Sep 19, 2007

Software manufacturer Trolltech has ported Qtopia Phone Edition to the Neo 1973 mobile phone, and released the source code at the same time.

Software manufacturer Trolltech has ported Qtopia Phone Edition, an application platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones to the Neo1973, a mobile phone by Taiwanese manufacturer FIC that uses the Open Moko platform.

At the same time, the software has been released under the GPLv2 as Qtopia Open Source Edition. Distributors of commercial or proprietary software are required to pay for distributing Qtopia Phone Edition (dual licensing model). According to the manufacturer, some components have only been available under the commercial developer license thus far: telephony components or a secure execution environment for applications, for example. The packed tarball gives developers libraries and applications. The manufacturer's homepage has an overview of the components.

The current version of Qtopia Phone Edition is 4.2.4. It is available for downloading from the manufacturer's website, along with a 30-page product description (PDF, 1.2 MB).

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