Google Android 4.4
- Vendor: Google
- Version: Android 4.4
- Release Date: Oct. 31, 2013
- Emojis: 850
Android 4.4 was the first release from Google to include support for color emoji designs and introduced a new bloblike gumdrop character which is used for various gestures and smileys.
This set of emojis was created by Google and IC4 Design and first shown at Google I/O on May 15, 2013.
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.