Google unveils updated logo
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - Google's logo got a redo which was unveiled Tuesday. The company said the change was related to the evolving landscape of the Internet with users turning to various ways and devices to access the website. The logo has the same mix of blue, red, yellow and green that company has been using throughout its nearly 17-year history, though the hues are slightly different.
Google also invented a new typeface called "Product Sans" that is meant to resemble the simple printing in a grade-school book.
The overhaul also will change the appearance of the letter "g" that Google uses as its shorthand logo on the smaller screens of smartphones and other mobile devices.
The "g" will now be capitalized and displayed in color instead of being kept lowercase and white.
The company posted a message on its blog about more changes that are likely to come.
"These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day... This isn’t the first time we’ve changed our look and it probably won’t be the last."
With the Associated Press