Google stated today that Android users in Ukraine would receive air raid notifications straight on their phones before assaults are predicted near them. The business claimed it’s working with the Ukrainian government to bring out an alert system for Android phones in the nation in an updated blog post.
XDA-Developers was the first to notice the functionality. “Unfortunately, millions of civilians in Ukraine now rely on air raid notifications to try to flee,” Google writes in its release. According to Dave Burke, vice president of Google, the Android pings will be based on signals already being issued by the Ukrainian government.
They will also be modified from a system designed for fast transmitting earthquake warnings. Google has previously highlighted the Ukrainian Alarm app, which provides air raid notifications to Ukrainians in areas where current alerts are in effect on the Google Play Store. According to Burke, the new notifications system will begin rolling out today and will eventually reach all Android phones in Ukraine.
Google has reduced its involvement in Russia since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, halting all ad sales and withdrawing Russian state-funded media applications from Google Play in Europe.