Google's KitKat needs the SMS app set as default

10/14/2013 |

Google's new Android 4.4, dubbed KitKat, will make its application programming interfaces public and advances the concept of a default SMS application in order to eliminate hidden APIs. The change requires developers to adapt their apps accordingly, including disabling "the ability to send new messages from your app because, without the ability to write to the SMS Provider, any messages you send won't be visible in the user's default SMS app," Emil Protalinski writes.

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