After its release in December 2008, Google Chrome has quickly risen to be the one of the favorite browsers around. The new logo loses its 3D rendering and opts for the more sophisticated 2D version thus ending the original logo’s comparisons to Simon and a PokeBall. The shading/lighting feels a little off, but at least it doesn’t look like a Brazilian Tron soccer ball.
Here is the official word straight from the Google Chrome Blog:
Since Chrome is all about making your web experience as easy and clutter-free as possible, we refreshed the Chrome icon to better represent these sentiments. A simpler icon embodies the Chrome spirit — to make the web quicker, lighter, and easier for all.
Even before this effort, the new version of the Chrome logo was already being conjured up by Googlers and Chrome fans. Numerous creative reinterpretations have organically moved the icon towards simplicity and abstraction, so it felt right to make the icon structure cleaner and easier to recreate.
Here is what the old Google Chrome logo used to look like to me.
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What do you think of the new logo?