New Google Leak Points Toward Refreshed Android App Icons

By Prarthito

Google's Android offering is one of the most popular mobile operating systems in the world, and that's primarily due to the fact that the company is always on the lookout for adding something new to the OS. Now it seems like a new leak for the same has revealed more new changes that are soon arriving.

According to reports, Google's Android might be set for a massive redesign with icons in its system, opting for more flatter visuals of Google's web visual identity, according to leaked screenshots obtained by Android Police.

New Google Leak Points Toward Refreshed Android App Icons


Image Courtesy: Android Police

As it seems, the new icons appear to be inspired by Google's web iconography, although they are not necessarily direct copies, while others differ hugely from anything that's currently on the web or on Android.

"Included in Android's design guidelines is a section regarding iconography," Android Police states.

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"The guidelines give very specific instructions on how to design a launcher icon for Android - it should have a unique silhouette, it should have a slight downward perspective, and it should be clearly visible no matter what wallpaper is behind it."

The site also shows its gratitude to a source familiar with the new designs. It adds that "the Play Store icon seen here has a Play symbol with a bluish green color scheme rather than the multicolored scheme currently embedded in Play Store branding."

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"Additionally, while Music, Books, and Games have apparently retained their current brand colors, Movies has a purple icon."

However, there's no way to be certain about the changes as of now, so everything here is possibly subject to change and has to be taken with a pinch of salt.

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