Remove Duplicates from Sorted Array

LintCode-100.Remove Duplicates from Sorted Array

Given a sorted array, remove the duplicates in place such that each element appear only once and return the new length.

Do not allocate extra space for another array, you must do this in place with constant memory.

Example: Given input array A = [1,1,2],

Your function should return length = 2, and A is now [1,2].

public class Solution {  
    /**
     * @param A: a array of integers
     * @return : return an integer
     */
    public int removeDuplicates(int[] nums) {
        if (nums == null || nums.length == 0) {
            return 0;
        }

        int i = 0;

        for (int j = 1; j < nums.length; j++) {
            if (nums[j] != nums[i]) {
                i++;
                nums[i] = nums[j];
            }
        }

        return i + 1;
    }
}

Hope this helps,
Michael