The reason is the same – coronavirus
Google has supported the tendency to cancel events since the beginning of the year due to concerns about an outbreak of coronavirus. MWC 2020 and GTC 2020 have already been canceled, and today it became known that the Google I / O conference this year will not be either.
And this is important news, as traditionally at this event the company announced new versions of the Android OS. Now it is not clear when to wait for the premiere of Android 11 and the new generation of Pixel smartphones.
Google I / O 2020 was due to take place May 12-14 in San Francisco, but it was canceled “due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with WHO recommendations.” Google said it is currently exploring “other ways to host the event in the best way to stay connected and continue to build a developer community.” Along the way, the company began to return money for purchased tickets.
Most likely, this year the premiere of the next version of Android will be delayed. But they will present it in June, or the delay will last much longer, while it is not clear.