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Expert Android by Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean

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Chapter    10

Introduction to Android Search

Search capabilities in Android extend the familiar web-based Google search bar to search both device-based local content and Internet-based external content. You can further use this search mechanism to discover and invoke applications directly from the search results on the home page. Android makes these features possible by providing a search framework that allows all applications to participate in the search.

Android search involves a single search box to let users enter search data. This is true whether you are using the global search box on the home page or searching through your own application: you use the same search box.

This search box can take one of three forms: a search widget, a search ...

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