Google introduces air strike alerts for Android users in Ukraine
Shortly after the war the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, Google announced that it will be disabling some of its Google Maps features in Ukraine like the traffic information and crowd data. Google believes that the data could be used as military intelligence. Now, its Ukrainian users would be getting another feature – Air Strike alerts.
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.