Since the introduction of Material Design
exactly two years ago at I/O
has put a lot of emphasis on design, and streamlining even seeming minutiae like icons has become a priority.
Today it’s the turn of Google Play‘s Developer Console (via Android Police)…
Last month, following a general homogenization of its iOS apps’ icons — which now see the dedicated logos trapped inside a white canvas — Google started to change all of its Play-related logos.
The blueprint is a Play triangle on the background trumped by a distinctive symbol on top, like a note for Music or a joypad for Games, associated then with the service’s respective color.
The same now goes for the Developer Console, too; it is no longer an anonymous Play logo coupled with a small tagline, but rather a more in-line teal-greyish tone icon with a small graph to pair it with.
While some may dislike the recent changes for their lack of originality, there’s no denying that the consistency issue — a long problem of Android‘s — is finally being addressed, and that Google’s design as a whole has probably never looked better.
Hopefully we will see the company’s latest design advancements — as well as some other interesting stuff — later today, so keep it locked here to 9to5Google for everything I/O.
Click here if you want to see the Developer Console’s redesign for yourself, and head over to the Store itself to download the app on your device.