No, I am not joking but I don’t know how to react to this.
Google has helped me many times for many things and I am very much thankful to Google for that reason.
But I am also feeling disappointed and confused that they didn’t give the credit to the actual creator, why they need to do this ? I am very sure that they will be having one of the best design team in this planet, then what made them do this ?
Ok, let me tell you guys what it is, the below logo was created by me nearly 7 months back for a project.
As you can see I published this design on March 14th 2017 in Dribbble.com while the Android O logo was released on March 21st 2017. 7 days is more than enough to grab the concept and make things out of it. Wasn’t it?
It’s 90% similar to what I created, they have changed only the colors and removed the icon from the top. Please check the below link and image of their logo.
Why I am confident in saying it was copied by their designer(s)? because they did the same shadow mistake that I did. Any designer can find the mistake if they spend some time looking at the design.
Here is the back-to-back comparison.
Another thing is there is a another logo in their article, which explains about adaptive icons and that icon or logo matches the name “Android O”, is this the actual logo they created before ? did they changed their mind at the last moment ?
Check the links and image below,
I know that I created this logo 7 months back, work file in my PC will tell the date and Dribbble.com will tell the date when I shared in it.
I don’t understand how this could happen. Could this be a ‘coincidence’ ? Could a mistake also be repeated if it is a ‘coincidence’?
Even I know that using lengthy shadow in a icon will look alike material design kind of thing.
But using 3 circles and shadows in that particular way is what I doubt about..
A logo with 5 circles can be designed in many ways, but creating a logo with 5 circles similar to Olympic symbol is something different, we cannot go just like that by saying circle is a common thing, because there is a creation and logic behind the circles, 5 circles represents 5 continents.
Similarly there is a logic behind why I used 3 circles in my design…but what made google to use 3 circles ? Is there a logic or any connection between number 3 and Android O ?
I am really confused and disappointed with this.
I also feel pity for Google.