Android’s new emoji

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Thanks to Emojipedia you don’t have to install the Android N Developer Preview to see Google’s take on the latest Unicode 9.0 emoji. The move away from generic bulbous characters to more human-like designs has apparently been a contentious decision, but this update also includes several new emoji that should make everyone happy.

Google has to admit at some point that Apple is calling the shots with emoji. It’s more important for users to be able to communicate with emoji that are consistent across platforms than for Google to stand behind its — in my opinion, weird/ugly — blobs.

The /r/android robots disagree.

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Author: Stephen Hall

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