When Google thinks it knows something you might be interested in, like a middle schooler at lunch time, it has to get this information off its chest. Usually this comes in the form of a Google Now notification.

These are marked by blue icons containing a symbol that indicate what type of information you're about to read, such as a cloud for weather or a soccer ball for sports. Now these images have badges with Google's logo.

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Left: Old, Right: New

Before you swipe down on the notification panel, you will just see the letter G. You know, that one.

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That's all there is to the change. We suspect that the shift requires server-side activation, but just in case, here's the latest version of the Google app.

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