SMS messaging in Android is handled by the SmsManager. You can get a reference to the SMS Manager using the static method SmsManager.getDefault, as shown in the following snippet.
SmsManager smsManager = SmsManager.getDefault();
Prior to Android 1.6 (SDK level 4) the SmsManager and SmsMessage classes were provided by the android.telephony.gsm package. These have now been deprecated and the SMS classes moved to android.telephony to ensure generic support for GSM and CDMA devices.
To send SMS messages, your applications must specify the send_sms uses-permission. To request this permission, add it to the manifest as shown below:
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