Google rolls out Air Raid Alert feature for Android phones in Ukraine

Gadget Pixels reported on March 13 that after disabling Google Maps’ real-time traffic data in Ukraine, Google announced that it will continue to provide various services and assistance to Ukraine. One of its latest moves is enabling a rapid air-raid alert system for Android phones in Ukraine .

“At the request and help of the Ukrainian government, we have begun rolling out a rapid air raid alert system for Android phones in Ukraine,” Kent Walker, Google’s president of global affairs, wrote in Google’s The Keyword post.

Google rolls out Air Raid Alert feature for Android phones in Ukraine

Dave Burke, vice president of engineering (Android) at Google, detailed the system in a series of tweets: Leveraging the low-latency alerting mechanism Google built for earthquake alerts . Burke also noted that the system has already started rolling out and “will be rolled out to all Android phones in Ukraine in the next few days .”

Gadget Pixels has learned that Walker said that after Russia suspended Google advertising, the vast majority of the company’s commercial activities in Russia are now also suspended. Includes worldwide advertising on Google properties and the web for all Russian advertisers, new cloud registrations, payment capabilities for most services, and monetization for Russian YouTube viewers. However, Google decided to keep running its free services in Russia, such as Search, Gmail and YouTube.

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