Google is making Kotlin as an official programming language for Android development
WHAT IS KOTLIN?
The name comes from Kotlin Island, near St. Petersburg. Andrey Breslav mentioned that the team decided to name it after an island just like Java was named after the Indonesian island of Java.
Google just announced that it will officially support Kotlin on Android as a “first-class” LANGUAGE.Kotlin tools will be included with Android Studio 3.0 by default, and JetBrains and Google are pledging to support the language going forward.Kotlin is very similar to java language and also based on OOP’S Principle but Kotlin adds a much features and its syntax is much easier and user friendly.