Google has officially canceled its 2020 I / O developer conference. The company announced today that the event will not take place “in any way” this year.
When Google announced its first change of plans earlier this month, the company said it “would explore other ways to develop Google I / O to better connect with our developer community. At that time, it looked like the company would host online presentations and workshops, just as Apple announced it would do so later this year at WWDC. However, in response to the recent Californian shelter in force amid the current coronavirus epidemic, the company will not host the event.
AN #GoogleIO update: Due to the concern for the health and safety of our developers, employees and local communities – and in accordance with the “local shelter” requirements of the local Bay Area government – unfortunately, we will not be holding an I / O event in no capacity this year. (1/3)
– Google Developers (@googledevs) March 20, 2020
“At the moment, the most important thing we can all do is focus on helping people with the new challenges that we all face. We will continue to do everything we can to help our communities stay safe, informed and connected, ”said the company on Twitter. For now, Google plans to share details of upcoming Android updates in blog posts and community forums.
Originally posted 2020-03-21 02:11:48.