Official: Google Rolling Out App Launcher, Flat Logo
The testing is over.
Google has confirmed its plans to add a new app launcher to the main Google navigation bar that will give users quicker access to other Google products.
It’s the same grid-style app launcher that many users will already recognize from Android devices and Chromebook computers. Google has been testing this nav launcher since February, if not earlier.
Here are screenshots provided by Google:
Also announced today is a very slight change to Google’s logo. It’s hard to notice in the image above, but the logo is flatter (the hot thing in design at the moment) and the colors are slightly different. We’ll get our hands on the new logo soon, but for now here’s a tiny screenshot from Google’s blog post.
Google says the new logo and the app launcher/nav bar change will be rolling out over the next couple weeks on most Google products.