New Google Play Icons

Google Introducing New Icons For Play Apps

April 4, 2016 - Written By John Anon

As is probably widely expected, Google is one of the most prolific companies when it comes to rolling out updates to its various apps and services. A rate which normally means there are updates rolling out on a weekly if not daily basis. In spite of it only being Monday, it seems the latest changes are already on the horizon and while these changes do not add functionality to the services affected, they do bring a visual change and one which spans many of the Google apps.

Google has today announced that they are introducing a new set of icons for their family of Play-related apps to be more consistent with their general design language. As such, the new icons will be rolling out to the likes of Google Play, the Play Store, Play Movies & TV, Play Music, Play Games, Play Books and Play Newsstand. As you can see from the image above the new icons do not depart massively from the previous look and feel of the previous icons, and instead are more of a refinement of the look of the icons. With a particular focus on the icons adopting a flatter look, much more color and all now including a triangular design of some sort. Some of the icons will see more of a change than others, so while the Play Store icon looks much the same, the Play Music and Play Movies icons are far more different, with the Play Music icon specifically coming with what seems to be the biggest aesthetic change.

In spite of Google announcing the changes today, it seems as though the changes will take some time before they are showing up on devices and while Google has not provided firm details on when they will be completely rolled out, Google has stated that they users should begin to see them appearing “across devices and online in the coming weeks”. So it might be some time still before they do reach your particular device. In the meantime though, those interested can read the full blog posting by Google on the matter by heading through the source link below.