After months of testing and speculation, Google is finally releasing the next edition of Google search to the public, complete with a left-hand menu bar and even an update to the well-known Google logo. Staying true to their focus on simplicity, Google removed most of the logo’s shadow, some of the gradient, and even the “TM” symbol at the end.
“The intention is to go for a cleaner and simpler look across the board.”
— Patrick Riley, Technical Lead, Google Web Search
For comparison, below are the two logos. Which to you prefer?