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Pro Android 4 by Satya Komatineni, Dave MacLean

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Exploring Android’s Built-in Providers

Android comes with a number of built-in content providers, which are documented in the SDK’s android.provider Java package. You can view the list of these providers here:

http://developer.android.com/reference/android/provider/package-summary.html

The providers include, for example, Contacts and Media Store. These SQLite databases typically have an extension of .db and are accessible only from the implementation package. Any access outside that package must go through the content-provider interface.

Exploring Databases on the Emulator and Available Devices

Because many content providers in Android use SQLite databases (www.sqlite.org/), you can use tools provided both by Android and by SQLite to examine ...

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