Google has announced that it will update the logo and 3D bugdroid of its Android operating system to give it a modern touch and align it with the platform’s visual and brand identity. The new images are inspired by Material Design, complement Google’s color palette and reflect individual passion, personality and context.
Android is the world’s largest operating system and serves a diverse community of developers, device manufacturers and users. With more than 3 billion Android devices worldwide, Google believes its brand system and visual representation of Android should reflect its core philosophy of being open, iterative and inclusive.
The first version of Android was released in 2008 and has become increasingly popular among developers and technology companies due to its customizability and open-source nature. To keep up with trends and demand, Google constantly updates the open source platform and stays ahead of the competition.
In the new update, Google will capitalize the “A” in the Android logo, deviating from the long-standing lowercase case. The company also gave the Android logo more curves and a unique personality to provide balance and reflect Google’s own logo.
This update is part of Google’s ongoing efforts to evolve and keep up with the community. In 2019, the company changed the Android logo to make it more accessible and easier to read. They also avoided fancy names for Android versions and opted for simple numbering instead.
In addition to the logo update, Google gave Bugdroid, the face of the Android robot, a new three-dimensional look to reflect the playfulness that people have come to expect from it. The updated Bugdroid has more dimension and character, and its full-body appearance has been changed to ensure easy transitions between digital and real environments.
These updates will be available soon and will further improve Android’s visual identity and solidify its presence as a versatile and reliable companion across different channels, platforms and contexts.