The icons on your iPhone’s home screen are squares with the edges rounded. That’s the way it’s always been and the way it probably always will be.
Google has decided to revolutionize the mobile home screen market by introducing round icons to its line of Pixel phones. Here’s how they look:
That’s a game-changer. The Pixel phone line has tons of new features, but none of them are more amazing than the round icons. Your move, Apple.
It’s worth noting that Android already has round icons, as well as a number of different custom shapes. Google made sure to point out the roundness of the Pixel icons during its announcement event, but did not mention whether or not custom shapes would make their way to the platform, as well.