Air Raid Alerts to Be Sent to Android Users in Ukraine

Android users in Ukraine will start to receive air raid alerts on their phones.
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This story is part of War in Ukraine, CNET’s coverage of events there and of the wider effects on the world.

Google has started rolling out a rapid Air Raid Alerts system for Android users in Ukraine as the Russian invasion of the country continues. “Tragically, millions of people in Ukraine now rely on air strike alerts to try to get to safety,” Google said in a statement Thursday. “This work is supplemental to the country’s existing air raid alert systems and based …