Why Google Prefers Kotlin Over Java for Android Apps?

   2020-01-09       59        Technology
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Android apps are more popular than iOS ones, which are evident from the fact that there are 2.47 million Android apps as against 1.8 million iOS apps available on the play stores.
In 2019, the contribution of mobile phones in the traffic generated on the Internet is a whopping 48%. This figure highlights the importance of mobile apps like Android or iOS. Android apps are more popular than iOS ones, which are evident from the fact that there are 2.47 million Android apps as against 1.8 million iOS apps available on the play stores. Android app development companies hire java developer for developing Android apps for ages. But cross-platform mobile app technologies like Kotlin are slowly taking the place of native apps. Android developers are reluctant to choose Kotlin over Java as it has been the most favoured language for them since long. Recently, Google announced Kotlin as their most preferred language for Android app development. This created ripples in the Android app developer community. This article tries to compare the two programming languages along with its pros and cons.

Benefits of Kotlin

Although Kotlin was launched by JetBrains is 2011, but it came to the forefront in 2017 when Google announced its support for Kotlin in Android Studio. The language is stepping up in popularity charts as more than 50% of Android developers have switched to Kotlin. On top of it, it is ranked fourth in the “most loved” category of programming languages in a Stack Overflow Developer Survey. Let us go through the advantages of using Kotlin.

Advantage #1: Conciseness of Code

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I am Rahim Makhani, i do have more than 10 years of experience as a  Java Developer."

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