Type of Android Component: Broadcast Receivers
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A broadcast receiver is a component that responds to system-wide broadcast announcements. An Android application may be launched to process a element of data or respond to an event, such as the receipt of a text message.

A broadcast receiver is implemented as a subclass of BroadcastReceiver and each broadcast is delivered as an Intent object.

ntent messaging provides a facility for late run-time binding between components in the same or different applications.Basically Broadcast is-

  1. announce application events system-wide
  2. sendBroadcast
  3. MyBroadcastReceiver extends BroadcastReceiver
  4. RegisterReceiver (in java / in xml)
<activity …>
 <action android:name=””>
<category android:name=”android.intent.category
<category android:name=”android.intent.category

Broadcast Receivers exclusively used to update UI

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