Google doesn’t update the look of its logos often because there’s really no need to do so. However, you will agree that when a popular icon gets too old, a change may be in order.
Even when Google updates its logo, the upgrade is in most cases very insignificant. In fact, if you don’t look carefully, you may not be able to tell the difference between the new version and the old version. The last time Google changed the Google Play Store logo was in 2016.
Comparing the image on the left (old version) and the image on the right (new version) below, you can see that the new Google Play Store icon also uses a triangle and a four-color block design. However, the corners of the new version are more rounded and the color seems darker.
The new logos are already in Google Pay, and it is not known when the official update will be made. Google has launched a new logo for the browser Chromium in February this year, removing shadows, optimizing proportions and brightening colors, simplifying the core brand icons to match Google’s more modern expression. It is uncertain whether the new Google Play Store icon serves the same purpose.
We might not even call it a change, as it’s more of a small tweak to the old logo. Google interaction designer Elvin Hu had shared the new design on Twitter. “As some of you may have noticed, there’s a new logo in today’s Chrome Canary update. Yes ! For the first time in 8 years, we’ve updated Chrome’s logo. It will appear on your device soon,” he said.