The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have already gone up for pre-order in tens of countries around the world. Based on the Chinese and South Korean Galaxy S7 online listings, these countries will get models containing no front-facing Samsung logo.
Every so often, Google tweaks and changes its logo. We’ve seen subtle shifts in fonts, colors, and shading, but for the past 15 years or so the logo has stayed pretty much the same without seeing any kind of major redesign.
Today marks a relatively massive redesign of Google’s logo, complete with a brand new font and some new identity branding. You can see the new main logo above, but Google is also changing the small blue G that we’re all used to into a multicolored G that matches the logo. Read more
If you use Facebook often, you might notice some slight changes to the site’s logo over the next few days. The company has (very quietly) announced a redesign of the word “Facebook” on their site, which now uses a slightly more rounded font. Is it a major change? Not at all. But Facebook is almost synonymous with social media at this point, and their previous font has become pretty iconic for the company. Read more
Taking a break from all the Google I/O 2014 news here, we have some sweet info regarding Netflix’s Android app for you.
The video streaming company has pushed a major UI update to its app. There’s a completely new design layout and according to the changelog, there’s been some bug fixes as well. (You might also notice they’ve changed their logo!)
Ever since Android was first released, it has kept the same logo. Now, five and a half years after the first Android device was released, Google might be looking to change that logo.
A boot animation for the upcoming LG G Watch shows what might be the future logo of Android, when, towards the end of the video we see a new Android watermark. If it turns out to be real, the new logo is all lowercase, and much softer and friendlier than the old logo.
A new logo wouldn’t be completely unexpected. When Google owned Motorola, they rebranded the company to take on a rounder and friendlier look.
Source: The Verge
Cyanogen Inc., the company formed to oversee the continued development of CyanogenMod, announced new branding today. While they promise the character of Cid will continue to be used, especially in reference to the community of CyanogenMod supporters, a new logo was revealed in the announcement. Cyanogen says the new logo is meant to invoke the idea of “tools and building” as the project is intended to help users create a smartphone experience that is unique to them. Read more
Ever wonder who designed the Android logo and why it looks the way it does? Irina Blok is that person and created the logo when she was a designer at Google while they were preparing Android’s worldwide launch. Blok and her colleagues set out “to create a look for the software — something that consumers could easily identify.” And that’s exactly what they did. The Android logo is one of the most recognizable out there due to its simplicity.
Blok was told to “involve a robot, and so she studied sci-fi toys and space movies — anything that might” inspire her. But the final choice was based on the pictograms found on men and restroom doors.
What is very interesting is that it resembles the open-source software that anyone could change. Block explains “‘that was pretty daring‘” because many companies choose to protect their trademarks rather than leaving it available to be used and modified freely.
Source: New York Times
That’s right, there’s a new Google Play logo. It’s nothing major, but the actual word “play” has disappeared in the new version. Instead, “Google” is followed by the triangle play icon. In addition, the text is a darker shade of gray. This probably doesn’t mean anything besides just a simplified logo, but it’s still worth noting.
At this point we’ve gotten pretty used to Verizon slapping their logo all over the phones that they carry, seemingly not even caring about aesthetics, found in the most awkward places on some devices.
This time, things might be a little different. Evleaks has tweeted out a picture of Verizon’s variant of the HTC One, and guess what— no Verizon logo to be found on the front of the device! (We are sure that this is Verizon’s variant because of the “4G LTE” icon in the status bar.)
Although it wouldn’t be a surprise if Verizon’s logo were to be found on the back of the device, this certainly marks a change in the carrier’s way of doing things. Launch date and pricing are pretty much anyone’s guess as Verizon hasn’t released any further information about the device.
With Motorola Mobility apparently on the path to releasing the Motorola X phone sometime this year, the company appears to have decided now is the time to reveal a new logo. The company has kept the unique “M” badge as part of the logo. The image above shows a circle of colors around the “M” badge. This appears to represent the possible colors that can be used to surround the badge. Hit the break and you can see an example of the logo in the purple color as used on the Techweek web site. The new logo also includes the Motorola name beneath the graphic portion, but the typeface has been modified to a lowercase, thinner font. Text indicating Motorola is “a Google company” is also included. The new logo was discovered on the web site for Techweek, a technology conference site. The next scheduled event is the Chicago conference on June 27th – 29th. Read more