Google Play Store has received a new logo and it has already started appearing for many
Android users. The new logo has especially been noticed in a specific section of Google Pay. The
last time Google updated its Play Store icon, was in 2016. It was a time when Play Movies & TV,
Newsstand, and Music were quite active. It took the tech giant 6 years to give the largest app
store its new logo.
What is New in the Play Store Logo?
The new Play Store logo is still a triangle. The corners have, however, been rounded. The colors
in the logo now reverberate even more deeply with the 4 colors of Google. This has been a
general trend of the recent logo updates across the tech world. At the same time, the new logo
has become darker and more muted compared to what other services have.
Blue and green colors have become less vivid. The internal partition has been updated to bring
similarity in proportions between the different parts. However, the blue portion continues to
be oversized. The logo design prior to 2016 also featured triangles, but it had more shadows.
It seems that certain changes have also been made to the red and yellow shades. It takes some
time to realize this subtle change. We are not sure whether this is the final change for the time
being or if more changes will roll out in the upcoming weeks.
What Do We Know About the Update?
There is no information on when Google updated its Play Store logo. It is also not certain
whether this is going to be a permanent change. There may also be associated updates to the
rest of the Android universe. If that is the case, you should expect gradual changes.
Interestingly, only a low-resolution version of the logo is currently visible on Google Pay and
GPay. It is visible when users try to carry out a Play Store transaction such as adding credit to
their account. However, it cannot be seen in the Play Store app or its web version. It is worth
mentioning that the app and its web version, Play.google.com, were only recently redesigned.
Currently, there is no official announcement or indication from Google as to when the new Play
Store icon will be introduced. The Movies & TV tab have recently been removed by Google Play.
It is also expected that Play Books will also be removed. These developments should help make
the Play Store an entirely Android apps-focused platform. At the same time, it can be said that
the status of the word ‘Play’ in Play Games is more stable. This is due to efforts being made on
Windows to further the cause of Android gaming.
Thus, given the changes to the Play Store logo seen in GPay and Google Pay, it is certain that
Google is going to revamp this logo across the horizon. Besides, we may also see other changes
to its services such as Play Books.