At the start of October, Google Workspace was revealed as a G Suite rebrand and a revamped approach to office-less productivity. As part of these changes, new icons are seen in all Google Workspace apps, with the rollout now underway.
With the latest logo, version 2020.42 of Google Calendar for Android is rolling out. The date in the center also refreshes on a daily basis, although the new icon does not appear anywhere else in the app, except for the splash screen. Last week, an update brought this mark to iOS, and it is now working its way through the Play Store.
The website, meanwhile, has also been updated, with the new icon first appearing on the side panel of some apps in Google Workspace.
Google Docs, Sheets, Slides
There’s a big change on Android that sees the whole page shape being positioned against a white backdrop. The apps have used full-width launcher icons previously. So far, with version 1.20.422.01, Google Docs and Sheets have adopted the new design, with Slides entering a couple of days later.
Google Meet is also rolling out with version 2020.10.04.337166131 on Android today. For getting a crease, the previous icon was notable.
With version 2020.10.04.336992968 for Android, Google Chat is next on the docket. This is not yet widely rolled out, and uses a bigger, more attractive status bar icon.
With the new icon, version 2020.10.04.337159408 of Gmail for Android is starting to roll out today. It is not visible anywhere else in the app except the home screen, which was also the case before, given the absence of a splash screen. That said, the icon for the status bar is now a Gmail logo outline.
For certain users, the revamped branding is also making its way to the web client, but is not yet widely visible.
Google Drive is the first app for end-users to see the new Workspace icon available. It’s still rolling out on Android through the Play Store with version 2.20.401.06.40, though the listing has yet to be updated. On the home screen icon and splash screen, the new icon is visible.
A further change will see Google update the icon that appears in the status bar of Android. It gets the treatment of the Material Theme and is now just a hollow outline.
In the web app, the new Drive icon is also shown. In the top-left corner and to the Favicon, this is an easy replacement. Also, the icon in the web app launcher is still the older version.