This decision turns out not to be a surprise. The American company announced today that it will not perform the usual Google I / O, at least physically, and the blame is on the recent epidemic of the new Coronavirus.
This year’s Google I / O was due to take place between May 12th and 14th, at the usual Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View. For now, it is not known what will be the alternative to this great conference that brings together thousands of Android developers every year.
“Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with the health guidelines of CDC, WHO and other health authorities, we decided to cancel the Google I / O physical event at the Shoreline Amphitheater.
In the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to develop Google I / O to better connect and continue to build our community of developers. We will continue to update the Google I / O site.“
Google will consider the future of the event
Google is not the first company in the industry to cancel major technological events due to the outbreak of the new Coronavirus. This year’s MWC was also canceled for the same reasons, as well as several new product presentation events.
In the latter case, brands have opted for online events to present their news to the world. Google, as far as it is concerned, did not say it would, but neither did it close the door on possibility.
The next few weeks are going to be a reflection on Google’s executive board in order to try to find the best possible solution. The company is unlikely to completely rule out the event, and the online presentation is perhaps the best solution.
We can only wait for Google’s decision. Somehow the technology will have to introduce Android 11 to the world, therefore, news should not be delayed.
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