What’s that buzzing you’re hearing? Are you surrounded by wasps? If not, it could be people reacting to Google’s newest logo; this time, for their Android 3.0 update, named “Honeycomb.”
Keeping with the look and feel of the original Android logo, while incorporating a theme that matches the Honeycomb name, the new logo is a mix between the current green guy and a blue-and-black bee, giving us this:
As you can see, the results are pretty impressive, provided going wild for new logos and graphics is important to you. Over at the Android Developers page, they have some details about the newest update, including some information about being the first Android OS to be developed with tablet PCs in mind.
While the new logo is a neat combination, and considering it was developed for the Honeycomb update, what happens if the update is a failure? Wouldn’t Google have to consider changing the name from “Honeycomb” to “Beeswax?”
That way, they can keep using the new logo even if the updated OS doesn’t impress Android users. However, considering the open source nature of Android, users can just fool around with the source code until they’re satisfied with what they have.