Favicon is a little icon file with ico extension, which is associated with a particular website. Google has changed it’s favicon to something more colorful. Google even has a explanation for this change:
Back in June, we rolled out a new favicon — the small icon that greets you when you access Google on your URL bar or your bookmarks list — and we encouraged our users to submit their ideas for this important piece of Google branding. We were impressed by the volume of submissions we received, and today we are happy to introduce a new Google favicon inspired by those submissions by our users. André Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil, submitted the design that inspired our new favicon: . His placement of a white ‘g’ on a color-blocked background was highly recognizable and attractive, while seeming to capture the essence of Google.
Incase you have not noticed, ApoTheTech also has a little “G” as it’s favicon. Shall I make it look more google-ish?