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Learning Android Intents by Wajahat Karim, Muhammad Usama bin Aftab

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SMS/MMS using intents

In addition to the features of making calls, mobile phones support messaging services such as Short Messaging Services (SMS), Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS), and lately the data messages. The SMS/MMS features are most widely used in phones, and many people prefer it over making calls. Android provides APIs and framework that let developers send and receive messages from within their applications. Developers can even replace the native SMS application to send and receive text messages.

Note

At the time of writing this book, there is no API or library for sending MMS messages from within your applications, but you can send them using the ACTION_SEND or ACTION_SENDTO intents.

This section will walk you through the various ...

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