3ddc84 is the new a4c639
I'm curious as to why the wordmark is not set in Google/Product Sans? It just seems that this could have been an opportunity to make Android's brand more consistent with other Google Products — especially as Google is now focusing more intently on unifying their product suite (i.e. Google Nest).
I think they want to "distance" the Android brand from the Google brand. It's not "Google Android" or "Android by Google", it's better from a brand perspective to keep Android as "it's own thing" that Google puts it's own services in. Technically, Android is just an OS that can run on products without any Google affiliation. Similar to Youtube, or Waymo, or Nest.
That's fair. It just seems as though they could have taken advantage of the situation and pivoted towards the "ecosystem" argument.
colour change? hmm It's not easy being green
3ddc84 on #fff = basic color contrast fail
it's an improvement, and it's well done, but it's also very close to spotify imo
is it just a brand retouch or something new to UI ?