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Google's Android app icons to reportedly get a 'Moonshine' makeover

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Google's Android app icons to reportedly get a 'Moonshine' makeover
We have already heard details about Google's alleged next major Android update, dubbed Project Hera, that is expected to bring a unified user interface across Google's mobile devices (including Chrome OS).

Now, a new report claims that Google is also planning a makeover of its Android app icons to make them similar to Web app icons. Android Police notes that the new style is being internally referred as 'Moonshine'.

In a report, Android Police claims that the new app icons style will bring a flatter visual look, shadows behind elements, and would be indicative of the Google's current visual asset guidelines.

The report also carries a leaked screenshot with the alleged new app icons for Books, Calendar, Camera, Chrome, Games, Gmail, Google+, Hangouts, Maps, Movies, People, Play Music, Play Store and YouTube.

Some of the app icons in the leaked screenshot have been given a complete makeover like the Play Store icon, which now houses a Play symbol in bluish colour tone. Meanwhile others have received minor change in colour scheme or design.

As of now, there is no word as to how 'Moonshine' ties into Project Hera.

Notably, the Google's current visual asset guidelines list rules for app icon designs, such as design principles, colour pallets, colour combination, and typography among others.

An earlier report suggested that the Project Hera is real and even claimed that it is an attempt of Mountain View giant to unify users' experience on Android, Chrome and Search - building Chromium build for Android. The report also cited some leaked screenshots that showed apps with HTML5-based UI, where users could perform actions online without even using the full app.

A purported Gmail app screenshot was also leaked showing a developmental version, which pointed to a redesigned UI. However, the leaked purported image of the Gmail app had blurred details.


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