Tech giant Google has announced that it is cancelling its biggest annual conference — Google I/O 2020 due to coronavirus concerns. Google I/O 2020 was scheduled to take place between May 12 to May 14/. As reported by TechCrunch, the company made this announcement via an email sent to the attendees. According to the report, in the email, the company said, “Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheatre,” Google said in a statement. “Over the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to evolve Google I/O to best connect with and continue to build our developer community. We’ll continue to update the Google I/O website.”
Google I/O is one of the biggest event organised by the tech giant. Every year the company announced new changes coming to its Android operating system at the conference along with the new hardware products such as affordable Pixel smartphone, smart speakers and others.
The company has also said that it will refund all ticket amount to all the attendees by March 13. On the other hand, all those who purchased the ticket for this year’s event will be automatically given the option of buying a ticket for Google I/O 2021.
This is the second conference cancelled by Google in a week. Recently, the company announced the cancellation of its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco. The conference was scheduled to take place between April 6 to April 8. The company has cancelled the conference in person but it will organise the online-only event for the same.