Android app developers don’t always play by the rules when it comes to icon size, which can leave the home screen looking a bit of mess. But now Google is forcing icons to assume a unified size, pleasing design-pedants everywhere.
While Google has guidelines about icon dimensions for Android, developers often ignore them. But a new update for the Google Now launcher — the default home screen for pure Android devices — automatically adjusts every icon to a single size. That means that the weirdly over-sized app icons you sometimes see now sit nicely alongside Google’s standardised graphics.