The Ubuntu browser will finally change its icon

Browser icon

Those of you who follow the development of Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Touch, surely you remember that last year there was controversy with the Ubuntu web browser icon. This icon was very similar to the Safari icon, but with certain differences. And even though it was different enough not to infringe any copyright laws, the memory was very clear.

Those responsible for the project stated that they didn't have time to make these changes Well, there were more important things in the project than changing the icons of the programs.

However, it seems that they have finally found time to create the new web browser icon. This icon will be implemented in the various projects you are in through updates.

In Ubuntu Desktop versions, the icon will be made through a daily update, as this version allows it. On the other hand, in the mobile versions, that is, on Ubuntu Phone, the new design will arrive via an OTA, possibly the OTA-15, although this we do not know very well.

The browser icon has swapped the jarring compass for a planet and origami design

Regarding the new design, this web browser design has been redesigned based on the Origami style. An icon where the compass is abandoned in pursuit of the drawing of the planet, a planet that indicates the possibility that the Internet and the web browser offers us.

I personally like the new icon, but like those responsible said half a year ago, I consider that the web browser needs other things before changing the icon. Among them is the incorporation of add-ons or the admission of certain technologies that the web browser does not yet support.

The Ubuntu web browser was launched two years ago (approximately) and although everything seemed to indicate that it would replace Mozilla Firefox, it seems that this has not happened yet. And I doubt very much that it will happen with the change of the designs of the icons Do not you think?

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  1.   Jhasua War said

    And is there an Ubuntu browser? : V

    1.    Patricia Saavedra said

      I was wondering the same thing.

    2.    Israel Ibarra-Rodriguez said

      If Patricia S. Saavedra has it, it was like a compass or something like that

    3.    klaus schultz said

      Well, yes, it is called: WEB and it is a monster with ZERO functionality with a Metro style icon, quite similar to the Safari browser on MacOS.

  2.   DieGNU said

    The truth is that it is a browser that works, without more. At the performance level, it is fine until banners and pop UPS start to appear that could be removed with APB or Adblock, but not being able to put add-ons leaves much to be desired, as happens to Midori / Epiphany in Elementary OS. They work, but for the day to day you end up with Iceweasel, Firefox, opera or Chrome / Chromium

  3.   Joseph said

    Personally I think that the best option would be to integrate Vivaldi as a browser, since it uses the Android Play Store for add-ons

  4.   klaus schultz said

    With these "radical measures" I sometimes think that Canonical is a disguised subsidiary of Microsoft that conspires against free software and GNU / Linux ...