A elderly Ukrainian refugee uses her phone at the Warsaw West Bus Station (Dworzec Autobusowy Warszawa Zachodnia), as refugees from Ukraine wait to be transferred to other countries, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Warsaw, Poland, on 5 March, 2022. Lithuania, Slovakia and other countries have been offering their assistance to refugees escaping from Ukraine, whilst some countries such as the US or UK have imposed sanctions on Russia. (Photo by Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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俄烏衝突持續,烏克蘭當地民眾都需要時刻注意防空警示來保命,但他們除了特意下載由當地政府和第三方開發者的 Ukrainian Alarm 來接收提示之外,Google 也宣佈因應烏國政府要求而在 Android 系統原生接入這套救命的警示功能。

近日類似的緊急警示功能也在香港引起討論,手執 Android 裝置的使用者,將會直接接收到當地政府發出的緊急警示內容。其優勢是裝置毋須連上行動數據網路也能接收到警示,在烏克蘭當地連線通訊狀況受限的情況之下,相信能更有效及時通知民眾去避難。