Google cancels its biggest annual event, I / O 2020

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Due to the spread of the Corona virus, the event for Google Devs has been in haze.

Author: Tom Warren, Translation: Le Jà Va

Google is canceling the I / O event for developers this year, amidst the outbreak of Corona virus. Google’s I / O is expected to take place from May 12 to 14, and the cancellation was announced just a few days ago when Google posted its Cloud Next event at San Francisco to support the “digital-first” event.

“Based on concerns surrounding the Corona virus (COVID-19), and in order to comply with the health care guidelines from CDC, WHO and other health authorities, we decided to cancel the event. Google I / O at Shoreline Amphitheater, ”a Google spokesperson explained in a statement to The Verve.

Google I / O is a big news event for the company

As usual, Google uses I / O as its biggest news event to introduce new changes to Android, hardware provided by Google, and even updates to services like Google Maps. . Google says it is exploring “other ways to develop Google I / O for best connectivity and continue to build its developer community”.

Google also said that participants will receive a full refund on March 13, and those who paid for this year’s event will automatically be given the option to purchase Google I / O tickets of 2021. .

The most recent cancellation of Google’s I / O has been in a long line of tech events shattered by Corona virus concerns. Mobile World Congress was canceled last month, followed by Facebook’s F8 developer conference, Game Developer Conference, and more…

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