A Java programming language called Swift has been officially launched in India, as the country gears up to host the International Java Expo (IJE) this year.
Swift was developed by Google, which plans to use it in its Chrome browser, as well as its mobile apps.
The announcement comes as Google’s Android operating system continues to grow in popularity in India.
It now has more than 4.3 million users and has surpassed Windows 10, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Chrome operating systems as the most popular mobile OS in the country.
According to Google, the Java programming environment will enable developers to create applications that are fast, secure and easy to maintain.