With Windows 8 launching in just over two months, Microsoft has decided to rework its logo to remove the wavy edges in favour of straight lines and add a simple 4-colour tile that channels the look of the user interface formerly known as Metro.
“It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change,” Microsoft’s Jeffery Meisner wrote in an announcing blog post. “From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.”
Mr. Meisner explained that the squares and colour of the symbol represent the “company’s diverse portfolio of products.”
“Fully implementing a change like this takes time, so there may be other instances where you will see the old logo being used for some time,” Mr. Meisner wrote.
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