Google rolls out new branding to app icons on Android and the web

Following the announcement of its new logo, Google has started updating the logos and icons of several of its apps. On the web, several of Google's services now feature a capital sans-serif G where there was previously a lower-case serif g. Likewise, updates have started trickling out to the company's Android apps to reflect the change as well.

New Google Icons

So far, on the web, Google+, Maps, Translate, News, and Search are showing the altered logos (seen above). On Android, we've seen updates pushed out to both Maps and Translate with altered icons as well. Along with the new icon, Maps also features the following changelog:

  • Easily compare ETAs across driving, transit, walking & biking
  • New Google Maps logo
  • Bug fixes

We'd expect Google's other Android apps to get the same treatment in the near future. For now, you can grab the updated Maps and Translate apps from Google Play below. We'll update this post with more as they become available.