Play Store adopts new app icon
Google never stops changing things up. A new version of the Play Store app is rolling out to users and it comes with a new icons for the app launcher and notifications. They’re simple cosmetic adjustments, but these are the types of things you can’t help but notice as soon as they’re on your screen.
The new app icon leaves behind the last remnants of the shopping bag icon that came along when Google still called this the Android Market. It is now just the Google Play logo with no other ornamentation. It’s worth noting that the round icon variant hasn’t changed, so it still looks like the Google Play logo on a dinner plate.
The notification icons have also gone through a little facelift. These also trade away the tote bag motif for the Google Play triangle, but slightly adjusted with the checkmark extending beyond the lines. The notification icons come in different colors for each of the content stores (e.g. apps, books, movies). The notification icon for stacked updates – when more than one app is installed or updated – is no longer a stack of blocks, it’s just the same triangle app icon used with single installs.