Rumor: Google plans to support Android Swift

Apr

8

2016

Google, Facebook and Uber would consider using Swift. Google would think about the bet on long-term programming language developed by Apple, partly because of the long battle with Oracle over the use of Java in Android.

Initially Swift Java was not replaced, The Next Web has sources heard . Those sources spoke there that Swift should be a first-class- language for Android. Swift has been developed as an alternative to Objective-C and open source last year made ​​by Apple. Uber and Lyft would probably follow only according to the site as Google has taken a decision.

The Next Web notes that there is much to be done before Google can use Swift for Android. APIs and SDKs to be rewritten completely and requires a runtime. As a result of the battle with Oracle, Google in Android N already abandoned its implementation of Java libraries for Oracle’s OpenJDK open source. Incidentally, Google would, according to the rumor also Kotlin have not fired yet. This programming language is easier to implement for Google, but would not fast enough compiling according to the group.

Swift gaining rapidly in popularity. Including IBM makes it possible to develop and run applications with Swift for cloud services.

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