Google I/O 2014 will be happening in about two month’s time (on 25-26 June 2014 to be precise), and it looks like the leaks are starting to trickle in. Android Police recently got their hands on a set of redesigned icons for Android, internally referred to as “Moonshine”, featuring a flatter design that looks more similar to the icons Google uses on the web for these services.
The redesigned icons are for the stock apps on Android devices namely Google Play Books, Music, Movies and Games, Google+, Calendar, People, Chrome, YouTube, Maps, Gmail, Hangouts, Camera and the Play Store.
While there’s no way to confirm whether these are indeed the icons Google will use on their mobile operating system, Android Police seems to be pretty confident that they are. They have rated their confidence level as 7/10 with points deducted because changes related to design can fluctuate quite a bit, but changes to the icons on Android should most definitely be happening.
As you can see in the comparison above, the upcoming icons does indeed look a lot flatter and looks a lot more like the web icons, and it does make sense that Google would want to provide a similar look and feel across different devices so these changes might just be the real deal.
How do you feel about these flatter icons on Android?