Earlier this month, we appear Google had canceled the concrete allocation of its annual I/O appointment over coronavirus-induced fears.

At the time, the aggregation appeared to still be planning on some kind of alive event, as it had said it would “explore other ways to evolve Google I/O.” But today, the aggregation appear it wouldn’t be captivation any kind of event at all.

In a account posted to its I/O hub, the aggregation now says:

Out of affair for the health and safety of our developers, employees, and local communities — and in line with recent “shelter in place” orders by the local Bay Area counties — we sadly will not be captivation I/O in any accommodation this year.

Right now, the most important thing all of us can do is focus our absorption on allowance people with the new challenges we all face. Please know that we remain committed to award other ways to share belvedere updates with you through our developer blogs and association forums.

Take care of yourselves. We’ll abide to do aggregate we can to help our communities stay safe, informed, and connected.

The Bay Area afresh ordered association to “shelter in place” over the next three weeks. Businesses that don’t accommodate capital casework – such as grocery stores or pharmacies – are appropriate to send their workers home.

While Google I/O wasn’t slated to happen until May, the acumen of advancing such an event – even just online streams – were likely no longer feasible.

Google commonly announces some of its most important articles and software updates during I/O. We were originally assured to see the Pixel 4a at the event, for instance, as well as news on Android 11 and updates to the Google Assistant. We no longer know what the timeline looks like for these announcements; affairs are Google will have to get artistic over the coming months as it (and anybody else) abstracts out how to balance from the fallout of the coronavirus.

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