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Google Considers Apple’s Swift Programming Language for Android

Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. Since Apple announced Swift as an open source, Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for Android development as well, while Facebook and Uber are also looking to make Swift more central to their operations.

Google is considering making Swift a “first class” language for Android development as well

Currently, Google’s Android operating system supports Java as its first-class language, and sources say considering Swift is not meant to replace Java, at least initially. While the ongoing litigation with Oracle is likely cause for concern, sources say Google considers Swift to have a broader “upside” than Java.

Google is also considering Kotlin as a language but "Google’s current mindset is that Kotlin is a bit too slow when compiling."

In addition to that, Facebook and Uber's interest in Swift is said to do with the language's ability to function client and server side.

So, if Google go for Swift for Android, it would be a big challenge for Apple and a great news for Android developers.
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