The focus of Android 12L is on tablets and foldables, but the release is also coming to phones and Google is introducing Unicode 14 emoji support with it.
Unicode 14.0 was originally expected to arrive in 2021 but was delayed. The emoji creation process takes two years, and COVID-19 pushed back everything by six months. Instead, Google spent this year redesigning its existing 992 character designs. They first debuted in Chrome OS and various web services, like Gmail, before coming to mobile with Android 12.
Melting Face, Face with Open Eyes and Hand Over Mouth, Face with Peeking Eye, Saluting Face, Dotted Line Face, Face with Diagonal Mouth, Face Holding Back Tears
Rightwards Hand, Leftwards Hand, Palm Down Hand, Palm Up Hand, Hand with Index Finger and Thumb Crossed, Index Pointing at the Viewer, Heart Hands
In addition to a “Biting Lip,” there are three people characters with multiple skin tone options: Person with Crown, Pregnant Man, Pregnant Person.
The rest of the Unicode 14 emoji additions in Android 12L are below:
Troll, Coral, Lotus, Empty Nest, Nest with Eggs, Beans, Pouring Liquid, Jar, Playground Slide, Wheel, Ring Buoy, Hamsa, Mirror Ball, Low Battery, Crutch, X-Ray, Bubbles, Identification Card, Heavy Equals Sign
Take note of “bubbles” and how it looks awfully like a colorless version of Google Assistant’s “g” logo.
More on Android 12L:
- Here’s how the Android 12L taskbar works and what it looks like on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 form factor [Gallery]
- Google confirms Android 12L features will be ‘coming soon’ to the Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Android 12L will get the first of three betas in December, Q1 2022 launch
- Android 12L is also coming to phones, Beta Program for Pixel coming later
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