Google has introduced to fully cancel its flagship “I/O 2020” convention, saying the digital-only occasion has additionally been delay.
“Out of concern for the well being and security of our builders, staff, and native communities – and consistent with current shelter in place’ orders by the native Bay Space counties – we sadly won’t be holding I/O in any capability this yr,” Google stated on the I/O web site.
“Proper now, an important factor all of us can do is focus our consideration on serving to folks with the brand new challenges all of us face. Please know that we stay dedicated to discovering different methods to share platform updates with you thru our developer blogs and group boards,” the tech large added.
Google on March three introduced the cancellation of its largest tech occasion, scheduled in Could, owing to the coronavirus fears.
The corporate stated attendees will get refund and those that bought tickets for this yr’s occasion can be granted the choice of shopping for a Google I/O 2021 ticket.
Google I/O is its largest information occasion of the yr that brings new modifications to Android and updates to providers like Google Maps.
Tech giants like Apple, Fb, Oracle, Microsoft, Cisco, and Salesforce have additionally cancelled or postponed their annual conferences.
In keeping with estimates knowledge intelligence firm PredictHQ pulled for Recode, the direct financial loss from the cancellation of main tech conferences has crossed $1.1 billion.