I reported that Google has updated their favorite icon on Google.com, from the old multi-colored boxed in “G,” to a single blue lowercase g.
Personally, I miss the old one.
If you do not see the new icon, you are probably caching the old one. To see the old one in your browser, go to google.com/favicon.ico and refresh the page a few times. It should refresh your browser cache and then show up. Then go back to Google.com and you should see it.
The Google logo is actually visible on all international Google properties, it just may require a browser cache refresh.