New Google logo found in Chrome beta APK
1. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4579; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Flattening trend is spreading. Looks not bad, but what so special about all this flat "design" ?
2. Commentator (Posts: 2080; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
It represents a shift in thought from the days when 3D designs and textures were all the rage to the current minimalist norm of "simpler is better." Companies are focusing on streamlined and simple user experiences, and they want their logos to reflect this.
3. promise7 (Posts: 203; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
seems like everyone is going for the minimalistic, flat look (apple, microsoft, miui, and now google). it's not a bad look, but idk why so it's trending. it's seems a bit simplistic to me, a little too boring. wouldn't be suprised if the major os after kitkat changes it to all flat, minimalistic (and then all the apple herd will get outraged and say how google copied.)
i believe firefox recently changed their logo a little while back to a more minimal, flat look also.
5. dorianb (Posts: 324; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
I think they had to wait on switching logos. something about Fisher Price having a patent on flat plain logos. *sigh*
6. mas11 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
It's kinda disappointing to hear that Google won't be replacing the logo anytime soon. It fits in so well with the Holo UI and the simpler (but still with plenty of functionality) is better trend.
7. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 60; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)
The old Chrome logo looked like a Pokéball. Pokéball\'s are cool.
8. JunkCreek (Posts: 379; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
I\'m always using non-skin on windows xp/7. Simple and light. But on my android, I\'m using next launcher. The 3D effect is flat yet had depth feels. I like the windows like more a piece of paper floating, but for icon, I like somewhat of real look, like book opened, folded, or embossed or engraved.