Google hosted the Android Developer Summit this week to unveil the latest tools for Android app developers and, quietly, the company also unveiled a new logo for Android Studio.

Yesterday’s Summit brought a bunch of news for Android app development. This includes several updates to Jetpack Compose, the stable release of Baseline Profile generation, and a detailed look at what Google wants Android apps to look like on foldables and tablets.

Spotted by our Dylan Roussel, the new Android Studio logo is a pretty big revamp compared to the older one. The old design had a drawing compass in front of a blueprint with the Android logo poking its head over top, while the new version ditches the blueprint and has the compass look more like an “A.”

It’s a simpler, more visually distinctive look.

Notably, this new look won’t be showing up for all developers just yet.

For the time being, this change is attached to Android Studio Flamingo, the latest Canary version of the tool that Google just released yesterday. The current stable version of Android Studio sticks with the original design. It will probably be a few months before this new logo fully replaces the original, meaning we probably won’t see it as the Android Studio logo until sometime in 2023.

Android Studio’s Flamingo release adds several new features, including IntelliJ IDEA 2022.2 updates, improvements to Layout Inspector, setting Network Inspector to show all traffic data for the full timeline by default, better app quality insights, new filters for search, and more.

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