Google already canceled its biggest event Google I/O 2020 as the whole world is facing such an unforeseen pandemic due to COVID-19. Previously Google announced that I/O 2020 will be an online event but later it fully canceled it. However, Google announced that a Beta Launch Show online event will be held, where the company will show off its next generation of mobile OS – Android 11. The online event was scheduled on June 3 but now Google has just posted that the event is being postponed.
This information came from an official tweet from the Android Developers account, that said ‘now is not the time to celebrate’. This was in reference to the nationwide protests in the USA against a police brutality case towards late African American citizen George Floyd.
Now, Android 11 along with its first beta release, has been postponed indefinitely. Later, the company will announce a new date for the Beta Launch Show. However, recently only, Google revealed this new Launch show event. The event would have a keynote session for about an hour. This was to describe the new features in Android 11, which would have been followed by a Q&A session and a number of developer talks.
The Coronavirus pandemic has already made Google delay its Android 11 launch. At the start of May, Google rolled out an unscheduled Developer Preview 4 which had only minor fixes. Now, the current situation suggests that the official release for the next version of Android will either be delayed or the number of beta releases will be reduced to conduct a stable launch in time.