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Android Wireless Application Development Volume I: Android Essentials, Third Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey

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14. Using Content Providers

Applications can access data within other applications on the Android system through content provider interfaces and expose internal application data to other applications by becoming a content provider. Content providers are the way applications can access user information, including contact data, images, audio and video on the device, and much more. In this chapter, we take a look at some of the content providers available on the Android platform and what you can do with them. You learn how to create your own content providers in Android Wireless Application Development Volume II: Advanced Topics.

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