Which nullness annotation you should use on Android?

I noticed that calling some Android SDK method from Kotlin I got Platform Type instead of null-safety type even Android SDK .java file contains @Nullable annotation.
Then I found @Nullable annotation is stripped off when compiled into bytecode because Android SDK using android.annotation.Nullable which is hidden from API (AOSP Nullable).

OK, android.annotation.Nullable is for internal usage only.

Here comes the question. Which package of @Nullable should I use on Java code?
We have JetBrains's org.jetbrains.annotations.Nullable 、 JDK's javax.annotation.Nullable and Android's android.support.annotation.Nullable. There are a lot more ...


Use android.support.annotation.Nullable on Android because Android Studio's Lint tool only looks for it.

If you're not targeting Android, you have to check which nullness annotation your linter used if you had any.

Story from Kotlin

Kotlin dev team struggled on the same issue. Null-safety types and Java interoperability are like trying to have your cake and eat it too.
Kotlin team tried many approaches and ended up at checking every nullness annotations on the market and infer appropriate null-safety type. Leaving platform type if there's no annotation, you take full control on it.

Ref: More Null-safety for Java

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