This year featured a lot of surprises that have shaped its events in the smartphone industry to the disappointment of many. One of the events canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic is Samsung’s annual Developer Conference. Samsung announced this cancelation on its Developer website. The event was canceled due to the need for safety for the company’s employees, developer communities, and for other guests in attendance.
Although there was yet to be any specified date for the Samsung Developer Conference 2020, it traditionally holds in October or November. There had been some speculations – through SamMobile – that the tech giant would cancel the gathering with the ongoing pandemic as an excuse.
Samsung uses the event to announce updates to its software services like Bixby. There are also rumors stating a possibility of Google and Samsung partnering in a deal to replace some Samsung native apps, e.g. Samsung Daily news feed or Galaxy App store.
The Samsung Developer Conference holds some memorable moments, e.g., the first glimpses of the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip were seen there. Samsung also used the SDC as a platform to explain its Android-based software, the One UI in versions 1.0 and 2.0. There was also a possibility of Samsung using SDC 20 to unveil its One UI 3.0, but the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted a whole lot this year. However, it’s likely for the next version of One UI to be unveiled at Samsung’s digital event which will be held later this year.