Chapter 23. Android Search

In the last two chapters, 21 and 22, we introduced two home screen-based Android innovations. In Chapter 21, we explained how live folders can reside on the home page and provide quick access to changing data in content providers. In Chapter 22, we explored home screen widgets that provide snapshots of information on the home screen.

Continuing with the theme of information at your fingertips, we will now cover the Android search framework. The Android search framework is extensive. Even though Android search appears to be available only on the home screen of the device, its influence can be extended to activities in your application.

We will start this chapter with a tour of the Android search facility. We will demonstrate ...

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