Google is adding air raid alerts for Android users in Ukraine

Ro, 11 March 2022

Shortly after the war between Russia and Ukraine broke out, Google announced that it's disabling some of its Google Maps features in Ukraine such as traffic information and crowd data. Google argues that the data could be used as military intelligence. Now, Google is adding Air Strike alerts for its Ukrainian users.

Google is adding Air Strike alerts for Android users in Ukraine

The new update comes as part of Google's Play Services and reportedly, Google is enabling it on the request of the Ukrainian government. The feature is supposed to be supplemental to the already existing raid alert systems.

The company's VP of Engineering says that Google used the same low-latency system that's as for detecting earthquakes.

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Reader comments

  • Agnostic
  • 17 Mar 2022
  • JYA

What are you carrying? Suppliers MTS and Beeline? You have no idea what and how it works here. Devices are supplied by completely different companies. If you mean mobile operators, then Ukrainian Vodafone and Kyivstar have had nothing to do with MT...

Since the two biggest providers of cell phones in Ukraine are Russian companies, MTS, Beeline, they could just shut them off. Nobody in the world finds it strange that they still have electricity in Ukraine except for the in East Ukraine? Russia cont...

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