The new logo it seems is in fact just that, a new logo
Google may be getting a new logo after all. A refresh of the iconic logo was spotted in the source files of the Chrome Beta for Android app. But sources at Google said that the logo isn't new, it's just a version of the logo used mostly for print, and that it ended up in the Android app by mistake.Turns out though, the new logo may in fact be just that, a new logo. The new flatter version has already been spotted in the wild, on the Google homepage. The logo can also be found at a location with a Google domain, indicating that it's legit.
In fact, while the company hasn't actually confirmed it's getting a new logo, it did say that it runs experiments all the time and that these experiments sometimes include the logo as well.