Sunday , August 20 2017

There could be even more new Emoji in the next version of Android

Unicode 9 Emoji
With Google recently adding in the latest emoji from Unicode 8 which was released in June last year, it’s time to look forward to what the Unicode Consortium has in store for emoji next. Unicode 9.0 includes over 70 new emoji and is due to be released mid-year.

There’s a bunch of new emoji, but given that 2016 is an Olympics year it’s interesting to note that there are a few nice sports emoji in here representing activities we normally only see once every four years – sports such as the Modern Pentathlon, Boxing Glove, Fencing, Water Polo, Wrestlers, rifle, Handball, Martial Arts uniform and of course the First, second and Third Place Medals.

It’s not all about sports though, foodies will be pleased to see a heap of new foods being added, from the simple potato to the king of foods: Bacon. There’s also a few gestures (Raised Back of Hand? Left-Facing Fist?).

Emojipedia has put together a list of the emoji that are included in the UniCode 9.0 spec, and if you go to their site they have images of what the emoji will look like. The full list of emoji in the update will include:
Drooling Face
Shallow Pan Of Food
Tumbler Glass
Shrimp
Squid
Nauseated Face
Face With Cowboy Hat
Lying Face
Rolling On The Floor Laughing
Clown Face
Left-Facing Fist
Raised Back Of Hand
Man Dancing
Fox Face
Shrug
Right-Facing Fist
Handshake
Potato
Avocado
Cucumber
Black Heart
Shark
Bacon
Face Palm
Man In Tuxedo
Pregnant Woman
Wilted Flower
Mother Christmas
Scooter
Duck
Croissant
Owl
Motor Scooter
Octagonal Sign
Carrot
Eagle
Bat
Sneezing Face
Juggling
Stuffed Flatbread
Butterfly
Kiwifruit
Water Polo
Gorilla
Peanuts
Spoon
Wrestlers
Boxing Glove
Drum With Drumsticks
Baguette Bread
Fencer
Second Place Medal
Goal Net
Canoe
Egg
Pancakes
Third Place Medal
Handball
Rhinoceros
Deer
Martial Arts Uniform
Glass of Milk
Lizard
Green Salad
Person Doing Cartwheel
First Place Medal
Rifle
Modern Pentathlon
Shopping Trolley
Selfie
Prince
Call Me Hand
Clinking Glasses
Hand With Index And Middle Fingers Crossed

Whether these new emoji make it into Android N isn’t certain, emoji from UniCode 8.0 got released in mid-2015 and it took an update to Android 6.0.1 to get the new emoji in there. Still, it would be good to see Google include it in the initial release as a convenience to users.

Which of these new emoji would you have a use for?

 
Source: Emojipedia.

Daniel Tyson   Editor

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5 Comments on "There could be even more new Emoji in the next version of Android"

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Darren

I wish I could limit it massively. Choose all the ones I don’t want. It’s a pain trying to find the few useful ones.
That would be a nice option to have. Other ones sent to you would still show up.

craigo
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That would be handy. In the meantime, Swiftkey remembers which emoji you used, and puts them at the top. Not sure if other keyboards to the same.

craigo
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I just want them to catch up to iPhone. I’m often seeing the dreaded “box with cross” because Android doesn’t support all the emoji that iPhone does.

craigo
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And I wish they would fix the smile face switching to a blushing face emoji.

Level380
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Level380

So lets replace the english lang with pictures…….. yay

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