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 most Android devices, 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.
Note: Samsung devices use distinct emoji images. WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter use their own emoji images on Android, while Signal and Telegram for Android use Apple emoji images.
New emojis are coming to Android 11 are now in beta and coming to a final release in the second half of 2020.