Looks like Google fixed it!
Google+ recently got an update to 4.2. With it came a bunch of new features, but the icon also seemed to have taken some steroids. Its very subtle though.
See for yourself:
What do you think? Do you think we’ll ever get a consistent experience? Maybe with Kit Kat…? No..? Let me know in the comments down below!
Special thanks to +Adita Das for the screenshot of G+ 4.1 😉