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Google Voice 2019.28 adds Material Theme account switcher, preps vCard support [APK Insight]

The latest update to the Android client of Google’s VoIP service is rolling out today with one notable user-facing tweak. Google Voice 2019.28 finally adopts the Material Theme account switcher, and is working on vCard support.

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 case they do ship. With that in mind, read on.

Material Theme account switcher

One glaring omission from the Google Voice for Android redesign earlier this year was the account switcher. It remained within the navigation drawer rather than appearing in the top-right corner as part of the full-width search field.

Google Voice 2019.28 today remedies that to further standardize the look of the company’s apps. Meanwhile, the nav drawer now just features the “Google Voice” logo at the top. Fast account switching is particularly crucial, with Voice now available for G Suite customers.


The preview for Google Voice’s widgets have been refreshed to reflect the current dark green accent color. It was previously light blue.

vCard support

According to a new string that describes a vCard “message_item,” support for sending and receiving the electronic business cards format might be coming to Google Voice.

<string name=”message_item_vcard_content_description”>vCard</string>

Driving mode

Work on “driving mode” continues, with the app adding a new string that details how the interception feature has to be enabled to make calls while in the car.

<string name=”car_mode_call_interception_failed_notification_title”>”Can’t call until you set driving mode”</string>

How to update?

Google Voice 2019.28 is rolling out now via the Play Store.

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