Google updates Allo and Duo icons to match other apps

It has been quite a long wait for Google's new chat apps -- Allo and Duo. We first heard about the apps during Google I/O back in May, but since then the apps have been in a quiet and private testing phase so we haven't heard anything new. However, there has been a small, but interesting, change to the Allo and Duo listings in the Play Store.

Google has quietly updated the icons for Allo and Duo, which was frankly well overdue. The original icons for Allo and Duo looked like they had been slapped together at the last minute and didn't really fit with the general look of other Google app icons. Originally, the icons were simply the names of the apps in a chat bubble for Allo and a video camera for Duo. The new icons are much more Material, symbolic (no more words!), and even match a bit. You still get the chat bubble for Allo and the video camera for Duo, but now those icons are inside matching (almost) pin-shapes in yellow and blue. 

These feel much more like proper, final version icons for the apps and that's probably a good thing because the expectation is that we'll see the new apps released when Android 7.0 Nougat is pushed out and that is expected to happen in the next couple weeks. 

What do you think of the new icons?

source: Google Play 1 & 2 via Android Police



6. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Would make personal use of these as much as I did hangouts; NEVER.

4. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

They are going to de-emphasize hangouts?

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5843; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Accoding to reviews, hangouts is more for commercial usage now

3. Fona13A unregistered

You mean, as ugly as their fruity "Material Design" (why not call it Post Modern, for better hipster credentials?) in general? Speaking of ugly, Phone Arena loads slower than Android 1.5 in 2016. Fix that please.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Fix it yourself; enable install uBlock Origins extension in your Desktop web browser and use Opera on your Smartphone.

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

release date plz

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5843; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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