September 20, 2013 - 17:42 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Google introduced Thursday, Sept 19, a new navigation bar, which will be rolling out across "most" Google properties over the next few weeks, PCMag.com reports.
"Getting around Google should be seamless, and once you're inside an app, you don't want any distractions," Googler Eddie Kessler wrote in a blog post wrote. "So we're introducing an updated Google bar that streamlines your experience across products and devices."
Besides that, there's a new app launcher from which the users can easily access all Google apps, such as Gmail, Maps, Search, YouTube, News, and more. The new app launcher is located at the top right of the screen; what's needed is simply to click on the "apps grid." It is also present on Android devices and Chromebooks.
As part of the update, Google also tweaked its logo, though the change appears to be minor. The new design doesn't look much different than the colorful Google logo we all know and love, but the company apparently "refined the color palette and letter shapes" of its emblem.
The move comes after Yahoo last week unveiled a completely new logo, which is simpler and more streamlined than the original, but retains the company's iconic purple color and exclamation point. Meanwhile, Google also released a new version of its Chrome Web browser for Apple's iOS 7.
The updated mobile browser sports a new design and makes it easier to switch between Chrome and other Google apps on phones.