Nokia today officially sold rest of it’s Qt development environment business to Digia for undisclosed price.
In a process sealing it’s faith to Windows Phone with no plan B.
We are looking forward to welcoming the Qt team to Digia. By adding this world class organization to our existing team we plan to build the next generation leading cross-platform development environment.” said Tommi Laitinen, SVP, International Products, Digia. “Now is a good time for everyone to revisit their perception of Qt. Digia’s targeted R&D investments will bring back focus on Qt’s desktop and embedded platform support, while widening the support for mobile operating systems. – Digia
Finnish Digia as a buyer of Qt isn’t too big of a surprise as Digia did already hold Qt commercial licensing that it had bought from Nokia previously.
Digia as a software house has traditionally been close to Nokia and so has taken a bad hit by these recent Nokia’s OS mood swings. This time it seems like Digia wants to make it’s own path and so right after the acquisition came official Digia announcement that it will bring Qt to Android, iOS and Windows 8 (not Windows Phone) as fast as possible.
Seems like in stock market this news was taken positively from Digia and Nokia investors as shares on both are at +7%.