Google rolls out new Google Play logo, pulls it back

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. 


source: Droid Life

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14 Comments

1. Danishs

Posts: 147; Member since: May 23, 2013

They should keep the new

2. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Why is this news. Must be slow

10. Ralston1983

Posts: 70; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

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

11. cdgm2509

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

3. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

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

9. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

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

12. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

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

13. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

Like iTunes and app store

14. anglosaxonengland

Posts: 64; Member since: Sep 11, 2013

Exactly, makes a lot more sense.

4. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

I like the old one

5. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

really dislike the new one

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Change is good.

7. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

my parents still call it android market place lol

8. Jayzee

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

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

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