Google Android 9.0

  • Vendor: Google
  • Version: Android 9.0
  • Release Date: Aug. 6, 2018
  • Emojis: 2825

Android 9.0 “Pie” was released on 2018-08-06 and was the first Android release to support Emoji 11.0.

Design changes include the pistol emoji switching from a weapon to an orange water pistol / squirt gun, gender-inclusive designs being used for the family emoji where no gender is specified, and the removal of egg from the green salad. More about this update.

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About Google 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.

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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