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Leandro Coutinho
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Hello folks!

Why Google chose Java as the programming language for Android?

ps: I happy for that.
 
Mark L. Murphy
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Why Google chose Java as the programming language for Android?


I don't know the official reason. Partly, a VM allows them better options for security management. Partly, they probably wanted to leverage the experience of JavaME developers. Partly, Java is something they have supported before (see GWT).
 
Rohan Dhruva
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There have been attempts at getting the "Jython" port of python programming language to work on android, but it's not officially supported, and it's work in progress. Have a look here - http://android-dls.com/wiki/index.php?title=Android_FAQ#Q:_Is_Python_available_for_Android.3F
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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