Google Play Application and Adaptive Icons for Android Developers

Adaptive icons - Android adaptive icon layers

Android 8.0 (API level 26) introduces adaptive launcher icons, which can display a variety of shapes across different device models. For example, an adaptive launcher icon can display a circular shape on one OEM device, and display a squircle on another device. Each device OEM provides a mask, which the system then uses to render all adaptive icons with the same shape. Adaptive launcher icons are also used in shortcuts, the Settings app, sharing dialogs, and the overview screen. Source: Android Developer

mipmap-mdpi 	ic_launcher.png 		 < 26 	 48 	 48
		ic_launcher_foreground.png 	>= 26 	108 	108
		ic_launcher_background.png 	>= 26 	108 	108
mipmap-hdpi 	ic_launcher.png 		 < 26 	 72 	 72
		ic_launcher_foreground.png 	>= 26 	162 	162
		ic_launcher_background.png 	>= 26 	162 	162
mipmap-xhdpi 	ic_launcher.png 		 < 26 	 96 	 96
		ic_launcher_foreground.png 	>= 26 	216 	216
		ic_launcher_background.png 	>= 26 	216 	216
mipmap-xxhdpi 	ic_launcher.png 		 < 26 	144 	144
		ic_launcher_foreground.png 	>= 26 	324 	324
		ic_launcher_background.png 	>= 26 	324 	324
mipmap-xxxhdpi 	ic_launcher.png 		 < 26 	192 	192
		ic_launcher_foreground.png 	>= 26 	432 	432
		ic_launcher_background.png 	>= 26 	432 	432

Android Icon Folders

Google Play icon design specifications

Google Play Application launcher icon is a graphic that represents your application. App icons are used by Launcher applications and appear on the user's Home screen and also in Google Play store. Google play application icons can also be used to represent shortcuts into your application.

Apps & Games on Google Play are adopting a new icon system to better fit diverse developer artwork to Google Play's various UI layouts, form factors, and devices, as well as to bring consistency and a cleaner look to Google Play.

Uniformed shapes are visually more appealing and easier to digest. They help users focus on the artwork, as opposed to the shape. They fix alignment issues caused by random open space to better present surrounding information, such as the title, rating, and price.

Icon artwork can populate the entire asset space, or you can design and position artwork elements such as logos onto the keyline grid. When placing your artwork, use keylines as a guideline, not a hard rule.

When creating your artwork, ensure it conforms to the following:
  • Final size: 512px x 512px
  • Format: 32-bit PNG
  • Color space: sRGB
  • Max file size: 1024KB
  • Shape: Full square – Google Play dynamically handles masking. Radius will be equivalent to 20% of icon size.
  • Shadow: None – Google Play dynamically handles shadows. See 'Shadows' section below on including shadows within your artwork.

Source and more information: Android Developer

Application Icon Sizes

» ldpi 36 x 36 px     » mdpi 48 x 48 px     » hdpi 72 x 72 px     » xhdpi 96 x 96 px     » xxhdpi 144 x 144 px     » xxxhdpi 192 x 192 px

Android Icon Files