Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Dark-Themed Google Voice for ICS and Jelly Bean
Google apps have always been great, and with ICS, they have become even better. However, they usually tend to feature light, predominantly white backgrounds. While that may be fine for many and easier on the eyes for most, some prefer apps in black. Let’s face it: Who doesn’t like black? If you are a Google Voice user, you can now have your favorite calling, texting, and voicemail app in a predominantly black theme courtesy of XDA Senior Member MattJ951.
Apart from the aesthetics, apps with predominantly black backgrounds can help conserve battery for those with AMOLED screens because unlike LCD panels, AMOLED pixels do not consume power when displaying black. Using apps with black backgrounds can thus help conserve juice.
Regardless of whether it is for mere aesthetics or to economize on your battery for those extra hours of playing Temple Run, you can grab the black version of Google Voice by heading over to the application thread. Once downloaded, just install the APK using any file manager and enjoy Google Voice in black. Note that you must be using Ice Cream Sandwich or later in order to use it.
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