Google’s VoIP calling service for both consumer and enterprise customers will be the latest to add a dark theme. Google Voice 2019.32 for Android reveals work on the darker look, while “Driving Mode” is still in development.

About APK Insight: In this ‘APK Insight’ post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in the case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.

Dark theme

Google Voice 2019.32 details a pretty standard dark theme for the Android client. Once live, “Display Options” will be available in setting, with users prompted to “Choose theme.” Preferences include “Dark,” “Light,” and “Based on system settings” for Android Q’s Dark Mode and the Battery Saver on older devices.

This is a much needed feature given that the app is mostly black text on bright backgrounds. Google will likely tweak the green accent color to match the new look. The dark theme is not yet available as of this release, but a server-side switch could enable it .

<string name=”display_options_preference_title”>Display Options</string>

<string name=”choose_theme_title”>Choose theme</string>

<string name=”theme_changed”>Theme changed</string>

<string name=”theme_dark”>Dark</string>

<string name=”theme_light”>Light</string>

<string name=”theme_preference_title”>Theme</string>

<string name=”theme_system”>Based on system settings</string>

Driving Mode

Driving Mode might be launching soon as Google Voice 2019.32 readies an introductory prompt.

<string name=”car_mode_dialer_integration_setting_accessibility_announcement”>Select your Driving Mode setting</string>

How to update?

Google Voice 2019.32 is rolling out now via the Play Store.Thanks to JEB Decompiler, which some APK Insight teardowns benefit from.

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