Wake lock required for BroadcastReceiver phone sleeps?

Trying to write a Broadcast Receiver that processes incoming SMSs. Do I need to use a wake lock / partial wake lock, for this application to work, in spite of device going to sleep due to lack of foreground activity ?
Last updated:11/19/2014 12:16:31 AM

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I tend to extend a WakefulBroadcastReceiver to simplify things, so in a way yes. For example:

public class MyBroadcastReceiver extends WakefulBroadcastReceiver
    public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
        final ComponentName comp = new ComponentName(context.getPackageName(),
        // Start the service, keeping the device awake while it is launching.
        startWakefulService(context, (intent.setComponent(comp)));