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 was Android 4.1. Many emojis at this timed feature the Android alien, which made emotions difficult to discern at small sizes. The last release to feature this black and white emoji set was Android 4.3.
Color emoji support was added in Android 4.4.
About Google Emojis
Google emoji images are used on stock Android devices (such as Pixel phones), Gmail Web Interface, Google Hangouts, 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.
Platform vendors such as Samsung, LG and HTC use some or all of their own emoji images. Apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook use their own emoji images, while Signal and Telegram for Android use Apple emoji images.
New emojis were released by Google as part of Android 9.0 Pie in August 2018. A beta for Android Q previews some upcoming emojis for 2019.