Back in January, we reported that the Google I/O developer conference for this year would be held in May between the 12th and the 14th, but this week like other events this year it has been cancelled due to fears about coronavirus, which is understandable. The massive Geneva Motor Show was cancelled earlier this month, as was Facebook’s F8 and many others.
Google I/O is similar to Apple’s WWDC, where it is mainly a developer focused event and Google has always used I/O to showcase upcoming Android features and other new hardware which Google leaves to the event.
“Due to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19), and in accordance with health guidance from the CDC, WHO, and other health authorities, we have decided to cancel the physical Google I/O event at Shoreline Amphitheatre”
Google has also said that people who had purchased tickets will get a refund by 13th March..