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Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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14. Using Android Telephony APIs

Although the Android platform has been designed to run on almost any type of device, many of the Android devices currently available on the market are smartphones. Applications can take advantage of this fact by integrating phone or telephony features into their feature set. This chapter introduces you to the telephony-related APIs available in the Android SDK.

Working with Telephony Utilities

The Android SDK provides a number of useful utilities to integrate phone features available on the device with applications. Although devices run applications, phone operations generally take precedence on smartphones. Your application should not interrupt a phone conversation, for example. To avoid this kind of behavior, ...

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