Google has been using Kotlin programming language for Android mobile app development for two years. Java used to rule this area for years. But not anymore, that throne has been snapped by Kotlin.

In the ongoing Google’s I/O keynote announcement, Google said that now Kotlin is the primary language for writing Android apps.

Chet Haase, the chief advocate for Android, said,

In addition to the introduction of new tools, Kotlin creator JetBrains and Google both are providing training in the language. You must be thinking about what would be the reason behind Google’s decision to make ‘Android Kotlin first’. Well, here is the answer to why Kotlin is referred language for android app development.

In 2017, Google announced further support for Kotlin in its Android Studio IDE. Presently, more than 50 percent of professional Android developers use Kotlin as a primary language for writing Android apps. According to the survey by Stack Overflow, it secured the fourth position in the most loved programming language.
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Google in its developer’s blog post stated,

Chet Haase further added,


However, Java developers don’t need to worry as Google still provides the support for Java and C++ for Android app development. And if you’re looking to add Kotlin to your app development skills, then you can take a 30-minute crash course to help you get started with Kotlin.
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