According to media reports, Alphabet, the parent company of Google, said on Tuesday that due to concerns regarding the new coronavirus virus epidemic, the company cancelled the annual developer conference – Google I / O 2020. This developer conference, which is originally scheduled to hold from May 12 to 14, is Google’s most important event this year. This event highlights Google’s new services and products.
The company’s official statement reads “Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with the health guidance from CDC, WHO and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical I / O development at Shoreline Amphitheatre. Over the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to evolve Google I/O to best connect with our developer community…”
However, registered participants will get a full refund of their registration fees. Google said “All guests who have purchased tickets to I/O 2020 will receive a full refund by March 13, 2020” Furthermore, registered guests this year will be able to automatically purchase Google I / O 2021 tickets.
Google I / O 2020 cancellation – Android 11 still on course
At present, Google will clearly not adhere to the original May 12-14 schedule. However, what happens to the release of its latest system, Android 11?. This system’s developer preview is already out and netizens are anticipating its launch. From speculations, Google will still unveil the Android 11 system according to schedule.
At the same time, Google will provide $ 1 million to the local Mountain View organization. This is to help resolve I / O absences and more than 7,000 attendees. One of its aims is to help raise awareness of the new coronavirus and help small businesses. Furthermore, it will enhance STEM education and support organizations that work with housing.
Initially, there were reports that Google will not cancel its 2020 I/O conference. However, the safest thing to do in the face of COVID-2019 is to avoid public gathering. Many companies like Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung, Oppo and others have all opted for online events. Google may as well release the Android 11 system online.