9/29/2004 - Trolltech®, provider of leading technologies for Linux and cross-platform software development, announced that the Qtopia® development environment and user interface for Linux-based mobile devices is now available for Texas Instruments Incorporated's (TI) OMAPTM processor. The combination of Qtopia and TI's OMAP processor gives manufacturers a powerful platform to rapidly develop high-performance wireless devices based on the Linux operating system.
"TI's OMAP platform delivers the high performance and power efficiency required to deploy differentiated next-generation wireless devices," said Haavard Nord, Trolltech CEO. "Armed with the comprehensive Qtopia development environment and customizable user interface, OMAP developers can now cost-effectively bring to market innovative, unique devices that run on Linux. Qtopia is quickly becoming the standard software for Linux-based devices, and support for the popular OMAP processor will grow the Qtopia market that much faster."
Qtopia Driving Adoption of Linux on Mobile Devices
Trolltech's award-winning Qtopia software is a complete, customizable development environment and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones and PDAs. With Qtopia, manufacturers and service providers can cost-effectively develop software while maintaining control of their own branding and user interface. Qtopia extends the flexibility and cost-savings benefits of Linux to the mobile market, serving as an alternative to proprietary software platforms such as Windows Mobile and Symbian. Last month the Qtopia Phone Edition won the prestigious LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for "Best Embedded Solution."
TI OMAP Processors for Wireless Multimedia Devices
The family of TI OMAP processors delivers a combination of high-performance and ultra-low power consumption for the rapid development of Internet appliances, 2.5G and 3G wireless handsets and PDAs and other multimedia-enhanced devices. Designed for full-featured wireless devices that may include real-time voice, data and multimedia, TI's OMAP multi-engine architecture is designed to handle a variety of application tasks in parallel, so a user can enjoy several features and services concurrently.
"Qtopia is becoming established as critical technology for enabling Linux on mobile devices," said Paul Werp, worldwide director of marketing for TI's OMAP platform. "With Qtopia support for the OMAP processor, TI's customers now have a full featured software environment for developing innovative wireless products that take advantage of Linux's cost-savings, modularity and openness to deliver distinctive, full-featured handsets and other devices."
Trolltech is a member of TI's OMAP Developer Network, a group of leading software developers porting advanced applications to TI's high performance, power-efficient OMAP processors. Handset manufacturers adopting OMAP devices enjoy the rapid deployment of compelling wireless applications – including streaming audio and video, multimedia messaging, gaming, security, speech recognition, location based services and mobile commerce – across all leading operating systems. Systems level integration services are also provided worldwide by independent OMAP Technology Centers. The OMAP platform has been selected by leading manufacturers, such as Nokia, Palm, NEC, Fujitsu, LG Electronics, Hewlett-Packard, Sendo, HTC and many more, for their 2.5 and 3G wireless devices. For more information, please visit http://www.omap.com.
Trolltech will highlight the TI OMAP processor at the 3GSM World Congress Asia in Singapore, Sept. 27- Oct.1, 2004. For more information about Qtopia, please visit the Trolltech Web site at http://www.trolltech.com.
Trolltech® is a world leader in delivering tools, components, and libraries for C++ developers across all major operating systems. Trolltech products constitute a leading open source application development framework and are an integral part of the Linux desktop. Trolltech also develops innovative UI platforms that enable key players to adopt Linux for mobile devices.
Trolltech creates two product lines: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a complete C++ application development framework, which includes a class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application platform built for embedded Linux, and is used on numerous Linux-based PDAs and mobile phones.
Trolltech is a second generation open source company with a dual licensing business model and provides development software to some of the largest companies in the world including Intel, IBM, Motorola, and Sharp, among thousands more. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at http://www.trolltech.com.
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