Why did Google Changed Favicon?

You all may have noticed that Google had recently Changed its favicon form Capital 'G' to small 'g'. We had notified you of the change in this post : Google Changes Favicon. Now Google has clarified on why it had changed its favicon in almost 8.5 years.

According to Google they had wished to make a different set of Icons taking into view the new gadgets like iPhone and like. This is their Official word:
The reason is that we wanted to develop a set of icons that would scale better to some new platforms like the iPhone and other mobile devices.

Below is the complete set of icons that they have developed in the current form.
They had tried out over 300 combinations and they have shown us a few of them.Below is a snapshot of those.
They are working now also on the favicon and if anybody has an Idea they can share it with Google. So submit your ideas here : Submit your Favicon Design for Google.
Official Google Blog Post on Changed Favicon.
Never mind Google this has been a welcome change and I have liked it. Cheers!!!

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  1. Yep I saw that
    I liked all the ones :D

  2. There are a couple of good ones in the list of other icons too :D


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