Google ran over its Chrome logo with a steam roller, straightened the lines, and then applied a healthy dose of polish remover. The result is what you see here, which is a flat, 2D image that looks like it could have preceded the one it's designed to replace. The cosmetic change follows a similar revamping of Chromium's all-blue makeover. Why the change?
We're not entirely sure, and so far the communicative browser maker and search giant isn't saying why. Maybe it was simply time for a new look, or perhaps Google wants its logo to mimic Chrome's minimalistic approach to the browser interface. In an ironic twist, the new 2D logo is only showing up in Google's Developer channel with Chrome 11, the next major version of Chrome and the first to come with hardware acceleration enabled by default to better process all those groovy Web graphics.
What do you think of the new logo? Do you love it, hate it, or are you indifferent?
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