A new logo is used by the Google Play Store

A new logo is used by the Google Play Store

Tech Highlights:

  • The mark consists of a triangle comprised of rounded corners, divided in four colored sections; the color blue appears at left; the color green appears at top; the color yellow appears at right; and the color red appears at bottom. Original 7/6: Before the 2016 redesign, which also placed everything in triangles, the icon had more shadows. This new Google Play logo is still a triangle, but notice how the corners are much more rounded compared to the current one. Meanwhile, the four colors in use are more closely aligned with that of the four Google colors, which is the clear trend and mandate of recent revamps. That said, we can’t help but note how muted and dark the icon is compared to other first-party services.

  • When Play Movies & TV, Music, and Newsstand were still active in 2016, Google last modified the Play symbol. The Google Play Store is receiving a new logo after more than six years. 7.16. update The US Patent and Trademark Office provides additional evidence that Google Play is receiving a new logo. Although it’s still a little hazy, we can see the revised colours and more rounded triangle in much higher quality. According to the company’s official description:

Blue and green are definitely less vibrant, while the internal partition has been tweaked so that the parts are more equal in size. Today, the blue triangle is oversized compared to the other three components. Only a low-resolution version of this icon is available today. It can be found in both GPay and Google Pay – soon Wallet – when you make a Play Store transaction, like adding credit to your account, as the merchant icon. There’s no obvious indication when it was updated.

It’s not live anywhere in the Play Store app or play.google.com, which was just redesigned. That would have been an optimal time to unveil it. At this point, it’s not clear when Google will introduce the new Play Store logo. Google Play did just remove the Movies & TV tab, while the likely exit of Play Books to make the Play Store entirely focused on Android apps makes eventual sense. Meanwhile, the fate of the “Play” in Play Games is slightly more solid given the big push into Android gaming on Windows. However, the future of the dedicated Android app is not as firm.

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