New Google Blue Favicon Coming Soon?

Feb 1, 2012 • 8:40 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google Blue FaviconIt has been three years since Google changed their favicon to the multi colored icon we have today. But now we are seeing reports of some users reporting a new all blue favicon being tested by Google.

The image to the right show off the new all blue Google Favicon. You can see it at google.com/images/google_favicon_128.png as well, to prove this is something Google is hosting.

It looks the same structurally as the colored one most of us see today - but this is one is all blue. Here is an enlarged colored favicon:

Google Favicon

That launched in January 2009, between May 2008 – January 2009 we had the blue lowercase G, and from who knows when till May 2008 we had the classic G with colored box. Here is the history of those icons in the URL bar.

Google Favicon History

I am not sure if Google will go all blue soon or if this is for a specific Google property only.

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Comments:

Karl

02/02/2012 06:46 am

Yeah, Google's recent behavior has been making me feel rather blue, too!

LB Olson

02/02/2012 05:31 pm

Hail the golden calf. I mean the blue google. 

tce

08/13/2012 02:13 pm

It happened.

Guest

08/13/2012 02:59 pm

yeah just now mines a new one.

Marcus

08/13/2012 04:18 pm

Weird the old one looked like the Microsoft Windows flag and the move to a simple blue logo kinda makes me think of the new Windows 8 logo!

Varshini

08/21/2012 04:42 pm

weird... mine jus turned blue today

Robert Peterson

08/25/2012 05:30 pm

the blue one is so boring

White-Tiger

09/01/2012 07:04 pm

if u want your old back ;) https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-favicon-2009/

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