Google redesigned emojis for Android, Chrome OS
To celebrate World Emoji Day, Google announced the redesign of 992 emojis, aiming to make emojis more realistic, universal, and easy to understand. Officially, all these newly designed emojis will come with the release of Android 12 this fall. Starting from Android 12, all apps that support Appcompat will automatically get the latest emoji. In addition, the emoji will also enter other Google platforms such as Gmail, Chrome OS, Google Chat, and YouTube Live Chat this month.
Google claims that emojis have a global audience, so it’s important for them to have global relevance. The symbol of “pie” was used as an example, and it was changed from a specific slice to a more general whole. “Pie emoji is a curious one — it previously looked like a very specific American pumpkin pie (a family favorite!). Now it’s something everyone recognizes. I could crack a joke about how there’s more food to go around but it’s not really a joke: This minor change means this one emoji can represent a whole host of pies — apple pie, blueberry pie, strawberry pie, cherry pie, chicken pot pie, beef, and mushroom…the list goes on.”
In addition, if the dark theme is enabled, users will also find some other pleasant minor adjustments.