• Content providers can help an application manage access to data stored by itself, stored by other apps, and provide a way to share data with other apps.
  • They encapsulate the data, and provide mechanisms for defining data security.
  • Content providers are the standard interface that connects data in one process with code running in another process.
  • Implementing a content provider has many advantages.


  • Android Development.
  • If you are making use of any of these classes you also need to implement a content provider in your application.
  • The Android framework includes content providers that manage data such as audio, video, images, and personal contact information.
  • You can see some of them listed in the reference documentation for the android.provider package.
  • With some restrictions, these providers are accessible to any Android application.


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