Google redesigns 1,000 emoji to be universal and authentic
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(Pocket-lint) – For those of you who own an Android phone and also prolifically use emoji in your conversations, you might be happy to hear that Google is redesigning 992 of its demoji designs to make them more “universal,” accessible and authentic, ”the company announced in a blog post.
What’s new with Google demoji designs?
Although Google has gone ahead and changed hundreds of demoji, none of them are too different or mind-blowing.
Pie lemoji, for example, has gone from a typical slice of American pumpkin pie (which is fine for Americans but perhaps seemingly tart for Brits) to a more universal symbol of whole pie (than everyone else). should immediately recognize). In other cases, however, the emoji have just been tweaked slightly. For example, scissors now have a sharper edge, and cars and taxis now have updated proportions. The face mask lemoji, meanwhile, now shows a face with open eyes, to avoid the perception of a sick mask wearer.
As you can see, these are all subtle changes.
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When will Google’s new emoji be available?
The new designs will arrive this fall alongside Android 12, but they will also arrive in Google apps – like Gmail, Chrome OS, Google Chat, and YouTube Live Chat – in July 2021. Google has said its updated emoji will be available on older versions. Android with apps that use its Appcompat compatibility layer.
Written by Maggie Tillman. Originally published on .