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What are the main differences between a service and an Intent Service and when you should use it?

By | July 12, 2013

Service is a base class of service implementation. Service class is run in the application’s main thread which may reduce the application performance. Thus, IntentService, which is a direct subclass of Service is borned to make things easier. The IntentService is used to perform a certain task in the background. Once done, the instance of… Read More »