Rounded corners are part of the Androidfication of Chrome OS. We have seen this in many parts of Chrome OS in recent weeks.
The system try recently got rounded corners, and so did notification popups. Today’s update to Chrome OS Canary channel brings the rounded corners to the “Shelf” too.
“Shelf” is the Chrome OS equivalent of task bar. This is where you see all the apps that are currently running, or pinned.
If you remember, recently Google added a flag that makes the Shelf centered, almost making it look like Android app launcher. If Google moves the launcher icon also to the center, it will look exactly like the Android launcher.
Now to some screenshots.
Thanks a lot, /empty_energy !