This morning, Trolltech announced on its site that they have made an agreement with Nokia that the Finland guys will make a public offer to buy the company.
Trolltech’s QT, a cross-platform software development framework which is used in popular software such as Skype, Google Earth, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Lucasfilm and by more than 5000 customers worldwide, will now be owned, supported and developed by Nokia.
The Finland Giant announced they will keep developing Trolltech products and supporting them.
For Nokia, it’s an amazing leap which will allow them to accelerate its cross-platform software strategy for mobile devices and desktop applications, and develop its Internet services business. With Trolltech, Nokia and third party developers will be able to develop applications that work in the Internet, across Nokia’s device portfolio and on PCs.