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Real emojis for Android

May 19, 2017.

Android Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes Emoji.

Android Flushed Face Emoji.

Android O (Oreo?)’s new beta version (available in Developer Preview since Wednesday) features several new developments, including, at long last, real emojis! Sayonara yellow blobs! Existing emojis have been redesigned and new ones (Unicode Emoji 5.0) added, like your new go-to exploding head, broccoli and face with monocle. Google also announced a new feature allowing users to download new Emoji fonts to access the latest emojis on older Android versions. No need to buy a new phone to know what your friends are saying!

Engadget, “Android O has emoji you'll actually recognize.”

Emojipedia, “RIP Blobs: Google Redesigns Emojis.”

Android Emojis.