In a recent announcement, Google disclosed its plans to revamp the Android logo, including changes to the spelling of the Android name and the design of its mascot. These modifications are scheduled to take effect alongside the launch of the next version of the mobile operating system.
According to reports, starting from Android 14, the operating system’s name will commence with an uppercase letter, replacing the current practice of starting with a lowercase one. The current flat Android logo, represented by a green robot, is also due for a significant change. Google plans to replace the flat design with a more three-dimensional representation, marking the first alteration to the OS logo since 2019.
The tech giant has been hinting at these changes for several months, despite the official unveiling of the updated logo not being planned until the autumn of 2023. The redesigned robot’s voluminous head has made appearances at CES 2023, the Google I/O 2023 conference, and even in promotional materials for Samsung Galaxy S 23 and Z Flip 4.
The new Android logo is anticipated to replace the existing design during smartphone startup sequences, which are currently accompanied by the phrase ‘Powered by Android’. This redesign is seen as part of Google’s efforts to keep the Android brand fresh and up-to-date as the tech landscape continues to evolve rapidly.