According to The Next Web, Google is considering new language as the primary tool for Android but Kotlin might just lose to Swift:
Unfortunately, sources tell The Next Web that Google’s current mindset is that Kotlin is a bit too slow when compiling.
Is there any communication between JetBrains and Google on this issue? Do you plan to fix performance in near future? It would be very disappointing to see this battle lost.
Also, it seems Kotlin lacks audible marketing. Apparently Swift captures more attention for some reason. I think you need bold marketing strategy because it’s so bad that IBM already prefers rejecting Java ecosystem for Swift:
IBM is also working to make Swift ready for server-side functions.
Kotlin really needs to win one of the big players to get widely noticed. Does JetBrains have any solid plan beyond technical roadmap?