Google is updating the Android logo with fun 3D components that “better represent” the Android community. In the area of artificial intelligence, the iconic Android insect, also known as ‘Bugdroid,’ now has “more dimension and a lot more character.” It keeps its distinctive green colour, but there are some new avatars in various colours and textures. Google has also changed the text on Android, with the letter “A” in “Android” now displaying in uppercase. In a blog post, Google claimed that the redesigned logo and 3D Bugdroid will begin appearing on Android smartphones and in additional locations later this year.
Google says in the post, “Each time we revamp our branding, we evaluate not only changing needs but also future goals.” We realize that consumers today want more choice and autonomy, and we want our brand to reflect that: something that allows people to create on their own terms. As an open platform, it’s critical that both our technology and brand invite users to create, connect, and do more with Google on Android devices.” Google also advises that the new bug logo include many avatars in order to appeal to its growing community. According to the corporation, Android OS is used in over three billion smartphones.
Google has taken great steps in recent years to retain a fresh and relevant image as more people, both young and elderly, join its Android ecosystem. The Android and Bugdroid logos were changed in 2019 to be more “accessible and user-friendly.” It also introduced a new name strategy for different generations of Android. Google still utilizes dessert names for Android versions internally, but internationally, it employs a simple numbered scheme, with Android 14 being the most recent release.
“We hope these small but significant updates to the Android typeface will better communicate the relationship between Android devices and the Google apps and services people are already familiar with,” Google said.
Concerning Android 14, the new operating system is expected to be released in October. On October 4, Google will also reveal its new Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 smartphones. Google is also working hard to guarantee that Android developers utilize its Material You design so all Android-powered handsets look the same. It also aids Android in being consistent between devices, comparable to iOS on iPhones.
Android 14 will also include new features such as an Assistant At a Glance widget that will provide the most recent changes immediately on the home screen. Users can utilize Google Wallet Pass photo import to digitize passes with a barcode or a QR code, such as gym or library cards.