Microsoft is modifying several icons of the native Windows 10 apps and also the operating system logo for Windows 10X. For one year had been announced a restructuring regarding the style of the icons of Windows 10, and the new versions for the Office apps. The company has now announced the redesign of over 100 icons with new colors, materials and details.
The goal is to modernize Microsoft software and services under the dictates of Fluent Design: “With the new redesigned icons we faced two important creative challenges: we needed to signal innovation and change while maintaining the familiarity of services for consumers. We also had need to develop a flexible and open design system to expand into various contexts, remaining faithful to the Microsoft style, “wrote Jon Freidman, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Design and Research.
Many of the changes in the icons try to be consistent and don’t want to revolutionize everything necessarily. To date, Windows 10 is betrayed by its “hybrid” nature, with the Win32 apps competing for the place with those designed on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). As a result, the apps use different stylistic features for the icons, and the new design tries to clean up.
The new Google operating system coming in late summer will be called exclusively Android 10.
No more dessert names like Android Cupcake, Pie or Lollipop. The Mountain View company decides to abandon after a decade that characteristic that had accompanied it from its birth.
With the new operating system, the logo will also change!
On a graphical level the changes concern the new font used for the word “android” which is refined and tends to be slightly rounded. The color palette that allows you to adapt to multiple scenarios also changes. Above all it changes the Android logo which is now, as mentioned, accompanied by the head of the little green robot who not only gets a change to the curve radius of his head but also loses his body. Some changes also to the eyes and to the antennas to make the head more expressive and above all it passes from black to bright green making the logo more visible even to people with visibility problems.
The custom of the name had become by now so much rooted that the users months and months before its release bet on the name of the release that would have characterized precisely the new Android. Android 1.5 Cupcake was the first version released ten years ago. Then followed Donut Android, Eclair, Froyo but also Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat in 2013. Then there was Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat to get to 2017 with Android Oreo and finally with the current Android Pie.