Google is starting to roll out a faster air raid alert system for Android phones in Ukraine, the company said on Thursday. The new feature is the tech giant’s latest update on Russia’s response to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
“Unfortunately, millions of people in Ukraine are now dependent on air strikes to find protection. At the request and with the assistance of the government of Ukraine, we have begun rolling out a rapid air raid alert system for Android phones in Ukraine,” said Kent Walker, president of Google International Affairs, in a blog post. About the ad.
Walker said the deployment complements existing air strike warning systems in Ukraine and builds on warnings already issued by the Ukrainian government.
IN series of tweetsDave Burke, Google’s vice president of engineering, said the system uses the company’s low-latency alert system, which was developed for earthquake alerts. Burke also noted that the system will be rolled out starting today and will target all Android phones in Ukraine in the coming days.
gaming-updates has reached out to Google for more information on the rollout, and we’ll update this article as soon as we hear back.
In the same blog post, Google also announced that it will continue to work on limiting recommendations for certain Russian state media on its platform. The company is also closing most of its activities in Russia.
“Following our announcement last week to suspend Google Ads in Russia, we have suspended most of our commercial activity in Russia, including all Russian advertisers, new cloud service subscriptions, our international payments for ad placement on properties and networks. functionality for most of our services and monetization features for YouTube viewers in Russia.”
Google says its free services, including search, Gmail and YouTube, are still active in Russia. The company says it will continue to monitor developments.