Google Makes Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps announced in Google I/O Keynote.
Google Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps, Google today announced that it is working on Kotlin, a statically typed programming language for the Java Virtual Machine(JVM), Google Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps. The company behind tools like IntelliJ, Kotlin’s Main Contributor i.e sponsor is JetBrains. As Java which until now was Google’s primary language for writing Android apps (besides C++). Now Comes Google Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps which is compatible with Java.
JetBrains open-sourced Kotlin back in 2012 and version 1.0 launched just over a year ago. As We Know Google’s own Android Studio, is based on the JetBrains IntelliJ Java IDE, and the next version of Android Studio (3.0) will support Kotlin out of the box. Google announced that it will launch a Foundation for Kotlin (together with JetBrains).
Kotlin has support for a number of features that Java itself doesn’t currently support. Because Kotlin is compatible (gell) with Java, we could already write Android apps in the java language before, but now Google will put its concentration behind the language. To make it easier to make Highly compatible android applications.
Google also clearly stated that this is only an additional language i.e Extra language, not a replacement for its existing Java and C++ support. Google Kotlin a first-class language for writing Android apps. Kotlin announcement garnered attention and applause from Google’s I/O keynote announcement today.