Google Noto Color Emoji Android 12L

First made available via as a Developer Preview on 2021-10-27, Android 12L was the first vendor update to include support for 2021’s Emoji 14.0 recommendations. Devices running Android 12 also began to receive this emoji update via subsequent security updates. 

A total of 107 new emojis were introduced in this update, including Melting Face, Heart Hands, and mixed skin tone support for ๐Ÿค Handshake. More about this update.

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About Google Noto Color Emoji Emojis

Google emoji images are used on most Android devices, Gmail Web Interface, Google Meet, and ChromeOS. These are provided as part of the Noto Emoji project. These images are also used for Slack on non-Apple platforms including Windows, Linux, and Android.

Gboard also includes an emoji mashup feature known as Emoji Kitchen which allows two emojis to be combined into a sticker. Thousands of combinations are available, using Gboard for Android.

The Google Noto Color Emoji set is used as the default emoji set on mobile devices manufactured by the likes of Xiaomi, Oppo, Huawei, and of course Google.

There are also two additional Noto Emoji variants: the minimalist Noto Emoji font, and an animated subset of Noto Color Emoji designs used by the Messages by Google mobile app.

Note: Samsung devices use distinct emoji images. WhatsAppFacebook and Twitter use their own emoji images on Android, while Signal and Telegram for Android use Apple emoji images.

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