Few days ago, Google decided to cancel its annual developer conference, I/O, which was expected to take place in California in May, due to coronavirus. That cancellation referred to the physical event, thus search giant intended holding it online instead.
Now though, even the online event is not happening either. The tech giant has announced that the online version of Google I/O 2020 is canceled too. Google I/O 2020 is thus fully dead at this point. The company remains committed to sharing ongoing Android updates through its developer blogs and community forums.
In the pass two weeks since the initial cancellation, the COVID-19 epidemic turned into a global pandemic, and we have been seeing unprecedented measures taken by governments to impose social distancing. In California, there’s a “shelter in place” mandate put into place by the Bay Area government, and this is in part why Google has decided to kill I/O completely. Of course concerns for the health of its staff and local communities is the other part.