Google is canceling Google I / O 2020, its annual developer event, in the midst of the current coronavirus outbreak.
Google I / O should take place between May 12th and 14th this year, and the cancellation takes place a few days after the cancellation of another Google event, Cloud Next in So Francisco exchanging your face-to-face event for an online event.
"Due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with the health guidelines of CDC, WHO and other health authorities, we decided to cancel the Google I / O face-to-face event at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, California", explains Google.
The company normally uses the Google I / O as a stage to bring all the news of Android and also its new devices and also news in its services.
Google says it is now exploring "other ways to connect with developers and continue to consolidate your community".
Google says that participants will be reimbursed in full by March 13 and whoever purchased tickets for this year's event will automatically be given the option to purchase a ticket for Google I / O 2021.
Cancellation ofGoogle I / O the latest in a series of face-to-face events scheduled and canceled due to concerns about coronavirus. MWC 2020 was canceled last month, followed by the Facebook F8 developer conference, the Game Developer Conference, PAX 2020, among other events and conferences.
Events like this may not have as big an impact as the face-to-face events aimed at exposing new products, from different manufacturers, but anyway, definitely not what any company would like to happen, on the other hand, it shows that big companies are concerned first with people's health.