Ahead of World Emoji Day tomorrow, Google is sharing the complete set of new emoji launching with Android Q later this year. There are 65 in total, as well as 53 gender-inclusive designs detailed in May.
Android Q introduces 65 new emoji, with Google highlighting animal additions like a sloth, otter, service dog, and guide dog. While the latter two sound similar, they feature characteristic differences. New food items include waffles and garlic, while there is now a Diya lamp emoji for Diwali celebrations.
These additions are a part of Emoji 12.0 as approved by the Unicode Consortium. Apple today also shared its designs for iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.
Google’s upcoming mobile operating system will also feature 71 multi-skintoned couples, as well as 53 gender inclusive designs. Per the Unicode body, these emoji are gender ambiguous, but you can tap-and-hold from the keyboard to select male and female variants. The new style helps combat gender stereotypes applied to certain characters.
These emoji will launch with Android Q, which is expected before the end of September. The OS is currently on its fifth beta, with one more expected ahead of the public launch.
All Pixel users and owners of eligible phones can enroll in the Android Beta program to access them ahead of time. While viewable on these devices, sending will be limited to other Q devices.
More about Android Q:
- Android Q bringing Google Translate to Recents view in Pixel Launcher [Video]
- Here’s everything new in Android Q Beta 5 [Gallery]
- Google releases Android Q Beta 5 with several gestural navigation tweaks
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