Chapter 7. Telephony


This chapter covers

  • Making and receiving phone calls
  • Capturing call-related events
  • Obtaining phone and service information
  • Using SMS


People use Android devices to surf the web, download and store data, access networks, find location information, and use many types of applications. Android can even make phone calls.

Android phones support dialing numbers, receiving calls, sending and receiving text and multimedia messages, and other related telephony services. In contrast to other smartphone platforms, all these items are accessible to developers through simple-to-use APIs and built-in applications. You can easily leverage Android’s telephony support into your own applications.

In this chapter, we’ll discuss telephony ...

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