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szdaily -> Tech and Science -> 
Google will redesign every emoji
    2017-05-24  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Many Android users can agree that Google’s emojis fall short in design.

However, the notorious blob is set to retire, and will be replaced with a collection of detailed and colorful pictographs that will be introduced with Android O later this year.

In addition to the redesign, Google has announced full compatibility* with Emoji 5.0, the latest emoji collection, which means users can expect to see the vomit face, burrito* and bearded man.

“The blob character seen in previous versions of Android had been morphing over time into a consistent gumdrop* shape,” Google shared in the announcement.

“In Android O, the gumdrop is gone too: replaced with round smiley shape, consistent with all other operating systems.”

Google first released its “blob character” in 2013 and the following year, the firm redesigned the emojis to include humans that took on the shape of a gumdrop, blob or worm.

However, the team took advice from Unicode and began creating emojis based on different genders and skin tones.

“It’s not just the blobs that have changed in this release. Every single emoji has been redesigned in this update,” Google explained.

“Keeping a somewhat flat design style, the redesign ditches some older Android conventions such as a ban on the colors pink or red and starts anew.”

Emoji 5.0 is the 2017 emoji list, which was finalized in March 2017, and many of Google’s emojis rely on characters from Unicode 10.0, which is currently in beta.

Emojipedia had published 69 mockups in March of what the proposed tiny pictographs could look like when they hit users’ keyboards this summer, which included merpeople*, male fairies and a woman breast-feeding.

(SD-Agencies)

 

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