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Google Play Store turns 10 and changed its logo

This is the new Google Play logo

On the occasion of the celebration of 10 years of Google Playthe company’s official application store, the directors changed the logo for one that paid tribute to this fact, and the biggest difference that Internet users have been able to notice in this new image is that its colors are more sober and darker, adjusting with the logos of the rest of Google products, such as Chrome which also got a refresh of its distinctive icon earlier this year.

Tian Lim, vice president of Google Play assures, “we are incorporating a new logo that better reflects the magic of Google and that also coincides with the brand image of the rest of our products.”

It should be noted that this year marks 10 years since the Silicon Valley company changed the name and image of its app store from “Android Market” by Google Play as it is currently known, more specifically this officially occurred on March 6, 2012.

“A decade later, more than 2.5 billion people in around 190 countries use Google Play every month to discover and download applications, games and digital content. And more than 2 million developers work together with us to bring their projects to life and bring them to all people around the world”, adds Tian Lim.

This is the Google Play logo that everyone knew until today
This is the Google Play logo that everyone knew until today

But the party for the 10 years of Google Play is not only the creation and launch of a new logo, but these days in the United States and some other countries, users will receive 10 times more credits in Google Points for the purchases they make.

Although it is unknown if this promotion will also arrive in Latin America in the near future, the Google Points system consists of a program with which you can earn rewards and points or credits for each purchase made in the application store, that is, when downloading content that has a price such as games, music or movies.

On the other hand, this is not the only celebration that Google has done these days, since the technology company paid tribute to Quino in 25 countries on July 17 with a tribute in black and white.

On the aforementioned date, the 90th anniversary of the birth of one of the most famous Argentine artists worldwide, Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, better known as Quino, the creator of Mafalda, the also popular irreverent, spontaneous girl who does not like soup and wants to change the world.

And Google decided to honor him, showing throughout that day in its search engine a doodle or black and white image of the artist who became known for the use of social satire to reflect situations of daily life.

Although Quino was born in Argentina, the celebration made by Google was not only visible in this country but from 25 other nations it was possible to interact with the tribute paid to the exponent of the cartoon.

Likewise, Florencia Sabatini, Director of Communications for Google Latin America, assured that “this is our tribute to a great Argentine artist and his enormous legacy. A man of unparalleled talent, who gave life to characters that we will never forget, and who have kept his validity intact through the years. The 90th anniversary of Quino’s birth is a date that touches the soul of those of us who were born and grew up in Argentina, but also for the thousands of people who were captivated by the stories of Mafalda in other parts of the world.”


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