Google Programming Language Now Works on Smartphones
Google is known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to the company’s software. The software that Google runs is pushed through a worldwide network that provides millions of people with access to information. Whether it is the search engine, Gmail or Maps, people are using Google for various purposes.
Part of being able to create such a cohesive and efficient system of software and applications is through pushing the boundaries of programming language. Google’s own programming language, which was first released in 2009, now works with smartphones.
Google’s Programming Language
Go is the official name for Google’s own programming language. The project began in 2009 and now plays a major role in the various services the company offers its customers.
The programming language is crucial to many of the cloud services that Google offers, such as Docs and Sheets. The idea behind the language is to allow for rapidly executing code that can be pushed through various systems. It is also a language where many coders can work together to create code quickly.
New Version of “Go”
Google has now released an updated version of Go, which has made the programming language even more efficient than before. It is now possible to run this programming language on ARM processor devices.
ARM processors are used on modern smartphones, which means that Google’s programming language is now accessible through smartphones and tablets. It means that Go may start to drive some of the mobile apps that Google and other developers release in the future.
Phone-Specific Programming Languages
Google is not the only company that experimented with its own programming language. Apple is taking similar steps with Swift, its language that is tailored for the iPhone. Apple hopes that it will help streamline the process for creating and updating iPhone apps.
Google has similar plans with Go. It is possible that Go will be used for apps that are on both iOS and Android devices in the future.
The Future is Mobile
Part of the reason why both Apple and Google are focusing so much on their phones and mobile platforms is because it is where the future lies. Not only are smartphones more powerful than ever before, but people are using them increasingly different ways.
Many people do not even need a desktop or laptop, as they use their phones for those functions. And while phones are still some way off computing power, they are starting to behave like computers with each passing year.
For instance, the top smartphones now have multi-core processors, in the same way computers do. And with companies pushing technology such as personal assistants and AI through phones, those devices will be using more computing power than ever. And the need to have many layers of complex code for these applications will be more relevant than ever.
Google and Apple are among the companies that recognize the need to have their own programming language. And now Google’s language will be smartphone compatible.
It will be intriguing to see what impact the move has on Android software in the coming year.