Microsoft has cleaned up their logo by updating it before the launch of the new Windows 8 in October 26. The new logo shows the four coloured square on the left and the Microsoft text using Segoe font on the right. Microsoft intends to use the same logo for all their products, websites and stores.
Some critics are questioning the likeness to Apple’s clean logo and grey colour for the font.
From Microsoft blog:
It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 to Xbox services to the next version of Office, you will see a common look and feel across these products providing a familiar and seamless experience on PCs, phones, tablets and TVs. This wave of new releases is not only a reimagining of our most popular products, but also represents a new era for Microsoft, so our logo should evolve to visually accentuate this new beginning.