This feature is based on existing Ukrainian government air raid warnings.
Google is reducing its operations in Russia and adding several security alert features for Ukraine. (Illustration)
User Android in Ukraine will receive live air strike alerts on the phone before a possible attack occurs nearby, according to a notification from Google. This feature was made possible thanks to a partnership between Google and the Government of Ukraine.
According to Android VP of Engineering Dave Burke, Android notifications will be based on alerts sent to the public by the Ukrainian government and will be based on the earthquake early warning system available on Android.
Previously, Google also highlighted the air raid warning application (овітряна ога) created by a Ukrainian application developer on the Google Play store. The new alert system will begin rolling out and being integrated into all Android phones in Ukraine in the next few days, according to Burke.
Since the Russian military offensive in Ukraine, Google has significantly scaled back its operations in Russia. The company has stopped all ad monetization on its platform, turning off monetization Youtube and removed Russian state media apps from Google Play in Europe.
Previously, Google also turned off the traffic information service on Maps in Ukraine to ensure the safety of people here. Google Cloud’s cloud service has also temporarily stopped accepting new customers in Russia.