In early March, Google announced that its annual I/O developer was cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus health concerns and that it would be looking to host it differently this time but a few weeks ago, Google announced that the entire event has been cancelled in order “to prioritize the health of everybody who is a part of our community.”
Google has said in order to help protect the health of everyone, even a virtual event is now off the cards.
“Out of concern 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 holding I/O in any capacity this year.”
Apple announced a few weeks ago that the physical version of WWDC 2020 will not go ahead, but instead a online version is, complete with the keynote.
A #GoogleIO update: Out of concern for the health and safety of our developers, employees, and local communities — and in line with “shelter in place” requirements by the local Bay Area government — we sadly will not be holding an I/O event in any capacity this year. (1/3)
— Google Developers (@googledevs) March 20, 2020