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Unlocking Android: A Developer’s Guide by Robi Sen, Charlie Collins, Frank Ableson

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Chapter 7. Telephony

With an Android device you can surf the web, store and retrieve data locally, access networks, access location information, use many types of applications, and—get this—actually make phone calls.

After all is said and done, one of the most fundamental components of the platform is the mobile phone. Dialing out, receiving calls, sending and receiving text and multimedia messages, and other related telephony services are all available. The added bonus with Android is that all of these items are accessible to developers through simple-to-use APIs and built-in applications that make use of intents and ...

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