Unified Google Play App Icons Are Here!

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  1. mountainbikermark

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    That is supposed to signify that you've got more than 1 unread. It changed with a gmail update a few updates back. I get it with even 1 unread since I import Comcast into gmail as well, the gmail showing what you have there, Comcast showing like the old one no matter the number of unread. I kinda like that it shows up like that since Comcast is used just for coupons and other non essential stuff.
    Edit. Finally remembered to take a screenshot of having more than 1 gmail and a Comcast one imported to gmail
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    Well, I guess I am fully assimilated into the Borg. Didn't want to update Play Music; but the update before this one really dorked up streaming Stations for me. I am hoping that this update, with the ugly icon, works better when listening to Play Music Stations.

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    Google Play Games updated today for me too. It's all over guys.

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    Yeah mine changed over night. Not happy at all.

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    This redesign is visually appealing, and helps recognize they are all part of Google Play franchise. Sources said these updated icons will be rolled out across all devices very soon..
     
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    Welcome to the forum @alfredwinston. They are definitely rolling out to a lot of people, as shown by all the previous posts from last week. Like them or not...they are here!

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    Yeah, I'm still not sold on them. They all have Play as the first word in the name. I know they're all part of the franchise. I think this design idea was ill-conceived. I'm not saying I think they couldn't have come up with something more unified that was more visually appealing, but I don't find these to be pleasant to look at.

    This feels like an idea that should've been tried years ago, when they first launched all of these "Play" apps. Like something they should've moved on from by now instead of something they're just now trying to implement.
     
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    Reminds me of their ads. "What were they thinking with that one?"

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    Yeah. I just don't get it. Apple doesn't make all of their app icons look the same, AFAIK. No idea where this idea came from, but to me, it honestly looks kinda tacky. Maybe they'll grow on me, but I stand by my comment that they should've spent more time on the design if they really felt like they HAD to do this.
     
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    Visually appealing to who? The words underneath the icons tell me they are belong to Google. I don't need an arrow with a music symbol to tell me that it's Google Music. Orange headphones are more appealing, aesthetically speaking. Headphones = music.
     
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    The only one that I really find hideous is the new Play Music icon. Like Mustang said... the Orange headphone symbol was much nicer and stood for "music". I mean, who couldn't figure out that icon?

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    I don't care for the Books one either. It was a book. Now it's a book peeking out of the Play button symbol. Won't argue the the Music one is worse, but the Books one is another one I use regularly and it's not much better.
     
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