Among the new emoji that will arrive at the end of the year on iOS and Android are a ninja, a sign of all kinds, a bubble tea, a pinata, among others
We are officially seeing for the first time some of the new emoji coming to smartphones later this year. Emojipedia has compiled some of the emoji designs for iOS and Android, and 9to5Google has some additional details about the designs for Android specifically.
You can see Apple’s take on some of the new emoji below: a ninja, an all-genre sign, a coin (which has “The Crazy Ones” embossed across the top, a sneaky reference to the famous advertisements ” Think Different “from Apple), bubble tea, a dodo and a piñata. There’s also a pair of lungs, as well as an emoji that Unicode has called an “anatomical heart” to differentiate it from the traditional heart emoji.
We’ve also seen Apple’s version of the new “pinched fingers” emoji for the first time. Emojipedia notes that many users were quick to call it the “Italian Hand” when it was first announced, but BBC News has a rundown of the many interesting meanings the hand sign has around the world.
Google, for its part, says it has spent a lot of time on its animal emoji this year, according to reports from 9to5Google, there’s good news for anyone who’s a fan of Google’s now-classic turtle design from 2013. Google’s take on the humble Turtle has gone in a different direction in recent years, but now Emojipedia notices that it is returning to its roots along with the frog, the chick, and the pig face.
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Despite the cartoon direction Google is taking for many of its animal emoji, the company says it is working with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and the Victoria Bug Zoo to give its animals a “more authentic look.” Finally, some of Google’s emoji are being redesigned to make them look better while using Android’s dark mode.
In addition to introducing its new emoji designs, 9to5Google notes that Google is also rolling out its new Quick Access Emoji Bar more widely, giving Gboard users a more convenient way to access their frequently used emoji instead of having to open the specific emoji menu.
Unicode announced this year’s 117 emoji in January, including 62 new additions, as well as 55 new genre and skin tone variants. They typically get a broad launch in the second half of the year as new mobile operating system updates are rolled out, but 9to5Google notes that you can already see and ship some of the new Android designs if you’re running Android 11 Beta and the latest Gboard preview. .