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A custom package enhances Qt support on all touch Symbian phones, Samsung OmniaHD included

We often write about the Samsung i8910 OmniaHD and the enthusiastic community of developers behind it who try to keep its software up to date (when Samsung won’t). Well, here’s the next installment of the saga – in this episode, soft modder faenil and his friend madhacker bring the full Qt libraries to the OmniaHD thus improving compatibility with some existing apps and many more to come…

You’ve probably heard that Qt is a cross-platform developing environment, on whicn Nokia stake a lot. It should allow developers to craeate apps that run on all Nokia devices no matter the underlying OS. It seems however that non-Nokia Symbian smartphones (OmniaHD included) are missing out on the fun as they are not prepared to take full use of Qt capabilities.

The general consensus about the Samsung i8910 OmniaHD in the modding community is great hardware, ailing software. For example, apps like WordPress for Symbian, gpSP (a GameBoy Advance emulator), Wikitude and ComingSoon don’t work very well with the Qt libraries available for the OmniaHD (apparently, they’ve been cut down).

The custom libraries provide the full functionality and let those apps work properly. The installation process is quick and easy thanks to the provided one-click installer those devs made. Check out the video to see the installation process.

You can grab the installer from faenil’s website. Some people are reporting that they’re not having much success with some apps though. As always, keep in mind that this is unofficial so there are no guarantees for anything.

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