The event was supposed to take place this May.
Google has initially announced that its annual I/O conference will be foregoing a physical event for an online format, but this weekend the company canceled the event altogether. “Out of concern for the health and safety of our developers, employees, and local communities — and in line with recent “shelter in place” orders by the local Bay Area counties — we sadly will not be holding I/O in any capacity this year,” Google said on its I/O portal.
The company asserted that the best thing to do now is to stay at home and be safe – a request by many governments and companies around the world to help stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has now infected more than 200,000 people.
Google I/O was supposed to take place on May 12-14, 2020. The event usually is the main platform to announce upcoming Android versions along with new hardware along with various workshops and sessions made for developers.
That doesn’t mean that the upcoming Android 11 is delayed – even with Android engineers working from home, a second developer beta for Android 11 was made available last week.