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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