Source: Daniel Bader / Android Central
What you need to know
- A user on Reddit noticed a new name and icon for the Phone by Google app.
- The application could be named Google Call, with a four-color icon.
- No official change has been made yet, but we could hear something soon if Google's cadence is any idication.
Like it or not, Google seems to be sticking with its new colorful icon scheme. In an attempt to unify its applications, Google recently rebranded a many of them, including its Workspace apps, giving several of them new colorful icons that totally aren't confusing and everyone seems to love. There are a few stragglers still holding onto their older icons, but it seems Google isn't done with its sweep as a new icon and name has just been spotted for the Phone by Google app.
A Reddit user spotted an ad online that features the name Google Call, highlighting the app's caller ID feature. The ad still includes the name Phone by Google at the bottom, so we can infer the two are related. Next to the Google Call moniker is what appears to be an updated icon. The shape, while similar to the Phone by Google icon, more closely resembles the Google Voice icon but featuring Google's new favorite color palette.
At present moment, the Phone by Google app still features the current name and icon, and users can find it in the Play Store listing, although some features like Call Screen remain exclusive to Google's own Pixel phones. There's been no word from Google on any changes being made to the app, so its unclear if the ad was intentionally made to show off the new rebrand or if someone just jumped the gun. The Phone app was technically renamed a few months agoGoogle is known to renege on its desisions every so often. Regardless, it's probably only a matter of time before the rest of Google's communication apps get the color treatment.
Get More Pixel 5
- Google Pixel 5 buyer's guide
- Google Pixel 5 review
- Best Pixel 5 cases
- Best Pixel 5 screen protectors
- What color Pixel 5 should you buy?
- Pixel 4a 5G review
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Oculus is giving away free copies of Asgard's Wrath to new Quest 2 owners
To celebrate Oculus Link's 1-year anniversary, Oculus is giving away a free copy of Asgard's Wrath to new Quest 2 owners from now until the end of the year.
Which Oculus Quest 2 storage size should you get?
The Oculus Quest 2 has options for 64GB or 256GB of storage, but is it worth paying more to get four times the storage? We're here to help you decide.
Oculus might support 120Hz in the future, according to Carmack
The Oculus Quest 2 just got its 90Hz update, but 120Hz could be coming down the pike. This, according to John Carmack, Consulting CTO of Oculus.
You're going to want a case for the Surface Duo to keep it looking great
The options may be slim-pickings at the moment, but what can you really expect from a first-generation device like the Microsoft Surface Duo. This dual-screen wielding monster aims to make you more productive with a unique hinge system that we haven't seen elsewhere. But do yourself a favor, and get a case so that even a little bit of dust won't hinder your experience.