Following in the footsteps of Lenovo and Intel, Google has announced that it will not be present at CES 2022. “We have chosen not to have a presence on the show floor of CES 2022 after thorough study. We’ve been keeping a close eye on the omicron variant’s progress and have decided that it’s the greatest option for our teams’ health and safety “TechCrunch was informed by the company.
Partway It appeared just a matter of time before Google decided to reduce its physical presence at the event on Thursday. Waymo, another Alphabet unit, had stated earlier in the day that it would not be attending the trade event in person. Google’s decision is notable not only because of its prominence in the business, but also because of the amount of money it has invested in the event in recent years.
As things stand, the Consumer Technology Association, which organizes CES each year, intends to proceed with the event. “CES 2022 will be in person on January 5-8 in Las Vegas with rigorous safety precautions in place,” a CTA representative told Engadget. “Our digital access is also available for individuals who don’t want to, or can’t travel to Las Vegas.” “Our objective continues to bring the industry together and allow people who cannot attend in person to experience the wonder of CES through digital means.”