When Google introduced G Suite successor Workspace, it additionally took the chance to replace the icons of its productivity apps, each for shoppers and companies. The brand new designs are slowly rolling out and have already reached Gmail, Drive, Meet, and Chat on many individuals’s telephones and computer systems. The most recent design updates to hit Android telephones are the Docs and Sheets icons, and boy, they are a regression.
As 9to5Google first noticed, the brand new icons are barely totally different from what we acquired earlier than on the internet and the Android app splash display — the drop shadow coming from the icons’ earmarks is gone and the spacing and thickness of every app’s pictograms has modified ever so barely.
Left: Previous. Center: New. Proper: Adaptive icon comparability.
However the Android app launcher icons have seen a extra thoughtful replace. As an alternative of stretching every icon’s background throughout the total adaptive icon masks because it was completed, the redesigned icons are displayed of their full page-shaped glory, full with a white background round it. That makes the brand new design stand proper consistent with different current redesigns (bear in mind the old Google Maps brand?), nevertheless it’s a bummer nonetheless — two extra icons on our homescreens are actually not colourful, making our launchers look just a little duller and apps tougher to inform aside.
The brand new icons are a part of model 1.20.422.01 for each functions. Should you’re wanting to see them in your cellphone, you’ll be able to obtain the updates from APK Mirror (Docs, Sheets) or wait till they roll out to you by way of the Play Retailer. It is in all probability solely a matter of time till Slides joins in.