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By Mike Cleron, Director,
Android Platform


Today the Android team is excited to announce that we are officially adding
support for the Kotlin programming
language. Kotlin is a brilliantly designed, mature language that we believe will
make Android development faster and more fun. It has already been adopted by
several major developers — Expedia, Flipboard, Pinterest, Square, and others —
for their production apps. Kotlin also plays well with the Java programming
language; the effortless interoperation between the two languages has been a
large part of Kotlin’s appeal.

The Kotlin plug-in is now bundled with Android Studio 3.0 and is available for
immediate download.
Kotlin was developed by JetBrains, the
same people who created IntelliJ,
so it is not surprising that the IDE support for Kotlin is outstanding.

In addition to the IDE support, we’re announcing a collaboration with JetBrains
to move Kotlin into a non-profit foundation. (Kotlin is already open sourced
under Apache2.)

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