Broadcast receiver in Android

Broadcast Receivers simply respond to broadcast messages from other applications or from the system itself. These messages are sometime called events or intents. For example, applications can also initiate broadcasts to let other applications know that some data has been downloaded to the device and is available for them to use, so this is broadcast receiver who will intercept this communication and will initiate appropriate action.
There are two ways to register Android broadcastreceiver.One is static way in which the broadcast receiver is registered in an android application via AndroidManifest.xml file.Another way of registering the broadcast receiver is dynamic, which is done using Context.registerReceiver( ) method. Dynamically registered broadcast receivers can be unregistered using Context.unregisterReceiver( ) method.

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