Google Android 4.3

  • Vendor: Google
  • Version: Android 4.3
  • Release Date: July 9, 2012
  • Emojis: 717

The first version of Android with native emoji support. Many emojis feature the Android alien, which made emotions difficult to discern at small sizes.

Color emoji support was not added until Android 4.4.

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About Google Emojis

Google emoji images are used on stock Android devices (such as Nexus or Pixel phones), Gmail Web Interface, Google Hangouts, and ChromeOS. These are provided as part of the Noto Emoji project.

Platform vendors such as SamsungLG and HTC use their own emoji images. WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram all use Apple emoji images on Android, instead of Google emojis.