- Google’s Android devices to help locate trackers, tags & headphones.
- Find My Device app gets a new logo reflecting radar search capabilities.
- Privacy is ensured as location data is encrypted end-to-end.
Google plans to use its vast network of more than 1 billion Android devices to help identify trackers, tags, and headphones. As part of this effort, the Find My Device app will create a new logo.
Previously, the Find My Device app logo on Android featured a white pin with a phone in the middle, set against a green background. This setting demonstrated how the app works based on maps. Google made some minor changes to the logo in 2022, removing shadows and bringing it in line with today’s brand aesthetic.
But when the Find My Device app received a major update in Material You in February, many were surprised to find that the green icon had not changed. Because the app was updated, it seemed inappropriate.
Fortunately, we’ve now seen a new logo for Find My Device. Google chose to maintain map and location themes, using a crosshair design in four of the company’s signature colors. This system also shows radar search capabilities. The new logo is less realistic than its predecessor, reflecting the fact that Find My Device is not limited to phones but also supports tablets, watches, and headphones.
One potential downside to the new logo is that it can blend in with the many other blue, red, yellow, and green logos on your phone. In the past, green conveyed a sense of security and connectivity with Android, making it easier to identify an app quickly, especially in recent circumstances note that Google chose to remove the four-color scheme from apps like Play Books. But other apps like Google Authenticator, and Arts & Culture have embraced this. We may see this new logo when the Find My Device network launches this summer. Google allows users to track tracker tags, headphones (to be released later), and the location of their mobile devices. The app will guide you when something is nearby and let you choose to play a sound.
Google assures users that the location data collected from the site is encrypted end-to-end, ensuring that it cannot be accessed or used by Google for any other purpose. More information about built-in privacy will be shared before the launch.