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Google rolls out new Google Play logo, pulls it back

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Google rolls out new Google Play logo, pulls it back
A couple days ago a slight redesign to the official Google logo was found in a Chrome Beta APK. Unfortunately, that didn't turn out to be something we'll see any time soon; but, that doesn't mean the Google design team isn't working on other projects. Today, Google started rolling out a change to the Google Play logo, which oddly chooses to remove the word "Play" completely.

Maybe Google thought it was a bit off as well because the change was only up for a few hours before being pulled for the old logo again. The new logo was interesting, and we get that the Play symbol was supposed to replace the word; and, the darker color of the word Google looked much nicer than the washed-out grey that is in the current logo. 

We think it's probably best that the word "Play" stays in the logo for a bit longer, because we're not sure the name has enough traction with casual users yet. Play is a very important branding for Google, so to obfuscate that brand too soon is a risky idea. It's probably for the best that this rollout was pulled back, but we wouldn't be against seeing a tweak to the Play Logo. 

Google rolls out new Google Play logo, pulls it back

source: Droid Life

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posted on 11 Sep 2013, 23:12 8

1. Danishs (Posts: 147; Member since: 23 May 2013)


They should keep the new

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 23:21 4

2. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Why is this news. Must be slow

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:57 1

10. Ralston1983 (Posts: 65; Member since: 03 Feb 2011)


Look to the right of your screen. Just another page for them to collect advertising traffic

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 09:20 2

11. cdgm2509 (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Using adblock plus... didn't even know they had ads here

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 23:45 1

3. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Don't know why Google changed it to Google Play in the first place

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 07:35

9. marbovo (Posts: 636; Member since: 16 May 2013)


I think it is because google don´t want it to stay just on android and maybe roll out it to other sources

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 16:51

12. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


I think google should have retained Android Market for apps and made the Google Play brand for music and video content.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 17:13

13. marbovo (Posts: 636; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Like iTunes and app store

posted on 21 Sep 2013, 06:19

14. anglosaxonengland (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Exactly, makes a lot more sense.

posted on 11 Sep 2013, 23:48 2

4. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


I like the old one

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:19

5. promise7 (Posts: 402; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


really dislike the new one

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 00:56

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2599; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Change is good.

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 02:19 5

7. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


my parents still call it android market place lol

posted on 12 Sep 2013, 04:55

8. Jayzee (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


Google should just name the Play Store as "Play" it's more cleaner and simpler to say.

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