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Flatter-looking Google logo spotted in Chrome Beta, Google says it's nothing new

A flatter-looking Google logo has been spotted in the latest version of the Android Chrome Beta. Is this a new logo? According to Google, no, it's not. Keep reading to learn more!
September 9, 2013

Some of you might have already caught wind of a new rumor suggesting that Google may be preparing to refresh its logo with an alternate, flatter version. The rumor started when a flatter Google logo was spotted hidden inside of the latest version of the Chrome Beta for Android. Shortly after it was even sighted on Google’s servers, all but confirming the logo’s existence. As it turns out, the truth is a lot less glamorous.

According to Google sources reporting to the Verge, this an official Google logo, it’s just nothing new.

The flatter design is generally used in situations where the beveled logo doesn’t show up as well, such as certain printed documents and banners. As an example, the logo seems to appear in a 2010 Economic Impact report, though the colors seem a bit different from the logo above.

So if this isn’t a new logo but instead one meant for print, why did it show up in the Chrome Beta to begin with? Supposedly it was by mistake, and it has since been removed. Long story short, Google claims its logo isn’t going anywhere.

What do you think, if Google did switch out their current logo for the flatter version, would this be a positive change or do you like the current version?