Google was supposed to hold an online event for unveiling the features of its upcoming Android 11 operating system on June 3. However, the company has decided to call off the event for now due to ongoing protests in the US over the killing of George Floyd.
In a tweet via the Android Developers account, Google said: “We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. We’ll be back with more on Android 11, soon.”
The company hasn’t mentioned any specific reason for delaying its Android beta release event but it is clear that the reason is the ongoing protests staged in different parts of the country.
We are excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate. We are postponing the June 3rd event and beta release. We'll be back with more on Android 11, soon.
— Android Developers (@AndroidDev) May 30, 2020
In several areas, protestors became violent leading to looting and arsons in malls and local places.
In its announcement tweet, Google hasn’t mentioned the next date on which it will hold the event for Android 11 beta release.
On the other hand, the protest has also created a rift between US President Trump and Twitter after the latter flagged a tweet by Trump for glorifying violence.
Several people on Twitter have applauded Google’s decision of delaying the Android 11 online event, whereas, a couple of users who were waiting for the Android 11 release said there is no need to mix politics and tech announcements.
We feel that Google has taken a sensible decision as the tension between authorities and protestors is growing in several cities of the US. We hope that Google will soon announce the next day for the Android 11 online event to showcase the features of its upcoming version of the popular mobile operating system.
Meanwhile, those who were excited about the Android 11 release, here are the best features you’d get in it.