Check Out Google's New Chrome Logo

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michaelh

I don't think it really needed modification. The rounded sphere-like logos of Firefox, Chrome and IE seem to allude to the globe.  Flattening it to a circle makes the shape less meaningful.

If they're looking for simplification I'd almost prefer an even flatter presentation. Get rid of the subtle gradient and the diagonal shading that's implying, what, a drop shadow? As a 2D representation of  a 3D object it's confusing.

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333than

It appears to me to imply a trim-the-fat, lean-&-fast, optimized-for-speed browser. To me, much better than the sluggish browsers that do a million things most of us never need/want when just looking for info. Leave the bloat-browsers for the facebook-game-using masses.

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pseudonary

It's tasteful. I'm not sure why people are so fond of shiny things. Does it really matter if an icon is "boring"? I don't want a mess of clashing, overdone icons on my desktop.

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Uncletv

Meh. Not winning.

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Nimrod

Oh hay, the worlds largest spy network with an All Seeing Eye in its logo. What do you know. . .

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The_Dez

looks fine. I want to see it in "action" though.

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Stockislander

It looks less like the old Simon Says game from .... the 70's was it?

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Mike Reed

What's Next: CHROME, give me a break. It's suppose to evolve not devolve!

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kustiki321

HATE it....it's so bland and boring compared to the old one. Like someuid said, it could only go up in awesomeness if the internal gears were shown in a simplistic but crazy manner.

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Markkus Rovito

It looks like it would be the logo of Channel 9 Action News in the '70s or '80s.

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knighttoday

It sucks! But then the 'do no harm' google seems to have sold out its roots so it too sucks.

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ebeale

Looks like Obama has a new logo for the next election.

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hilsz

Yes . . . Eye of the Eagle

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someuid

I want a transparent logo that shows the inner workings of my monitor's circuitry.  Until then, I am not impressed with this tomfoolery of logos and such.

Meanwhile, I will continue to use Chrome at home.

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versak

i kind of like the minimalistic approach that people are taking designing logos lately. for a while, the web 2.0 glossy/reflective/diagonal-stripe/rounded design was getting out of hand. maybe this is web 3.0

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chiroho

I think that whoever designed this in Marketing had definitely passed the "two drink minimum" that is mentioned in Dilbert as a requirement for working in the department.

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Hutif

Almost exactly as Winston Rowntree predicted in the <a href="http://www.cracked.com/article_19045_awful-logo-design-art-form-5Bcomic5D.html">cracked.com</a> comic on Logo design:

"Changing trends.  1) Detailed, Old Timey Logo 2) Hit-On-The-Head Simplified version 3) Hideous, Unnecessary Postmodern Update"

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D00dlavy

One of the worst looking logos I've seen in a long time.  I don't like the new IE icon either.

That said, IE 9 freaking rocks and that's what I'll be using.

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szore

its a nice change

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Eoraptor

I'm tempted to start designing my own browser, exclusively with the purpose of using any icon shape other than a circle. chrome, opera, safari, IE, firefox, on and on and on.... round.

 

why not a triangle?

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Pball1224

That's right! Bring back the Netscape square logo! j/k

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Neufeldt2002

Never mind.

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