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2021 will bring 217 new emoji to your devices

2021 will bring 217 new emoji to your devices

We have good news for the emoji enthusiasts among you all: 217 new emoji have made it to the final Emoji 13.1 list, meaning that you'll soon have some more faces to send to your friends in text messages. Many of these are just skin tone variations, but there are some completely new emoji.

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One UI 2.5's 116 new emoji include ninjas, boba tea, and a really cute beaver

One UI 2.5's 116 new emoji include ninjas, boba tea, and a really cute beaver

Some people get excited about new hardware and software releases in the fall, but it's important not to forget about the new emoji being brought into the world. Samsung's One UI 2.5 update incorporates the latest designs from Unicode 13, bringing us 116 new emoji, including boba tea, pinched fingers, and a really cute beaver.

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Google's newest emoji will set hearts on fire β€” literally πŸ”₯

Google's newest emoji will set hearts on fire β€” literally πŸ”₯

Android 11 brought one of the most significant Android emoji refreshes since saying bye to the blobs, and now Google has shared some upcoming new emoji designs from Unicode 13.1 that are expected to land next year. There are some fun new additions, like the exhaling face and a heart that's on fire — check out Google's early designs for yourself after the break.

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Here are the 117 new emoji you've got to learn for Android 11

Here are the 117 new emoji you've got to learn for Android 11

As the Android 11 team worked on new features and system-level changes over these past few months of the beta process, the Google emoji team was doing the same, adding 117 new entries approved by the Unicode Commission. We got an early look at the updated emoji library last month, and now these emoji are saying hello to everyone as Android 11 begins rolling out to the general public.

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Gboard will nudge you to install the Bitmoji app in new test

Gboard will nudge you to install the Bitmoji app in new test

About two years ago, around the time when Apple introduced its Memojis, Google countered with the addition of Snapchat Bitmoji in Gboard. You'd be forgiven if you've long forgotten about the custom stickers created based on images of you, but in an attempt to bring them back, Google has now added a new extra Bitmoji tab to its keyboard, even if you don't have the respective app installed.

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Gboard picks up convenient table-based UI for choosing emoji skin tone combinations

Gboard picks up convenient table-based UI for choosing emoji skin tone combinations

Emoji allows for creative forms of self-expression not possible through mere words. The tiny little icons have gotten a lot more customizable since their inception in 1997. Google added support for multiple skin tones with Android Nougat in 2016, and while it's great to see folks from all over represented, the increased number of modifications did introduce UI challenges. Now Gboard is rolling out a new interface that makes selecting between different combinations of skin tone a little bit easier.

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Google's updated emoji designs finally arrive in Android 11 Beta 3

Google's updated emoji designs finally arrive in Android 11 Beta 3

Android's emoji set has never been the consistent, culturally accepted staple that Apple's is. For a long time, users of stock Android enjoyed a fun, expressive collection of blobs. Google refined them to be more visually consistent in 2016's release of Android Nougat, only to completely get rid of the blobs the next year. Now, Google is giving its Noto Emoji their biggest visual change since the blobs melted.

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Despite delays, there will be new emoji in 2021

Despite delays, there will be new emoji in 2021

Back in April, we were reporting the coronavirus pandemic would delay Unicode 14.0's release by six months, implying no new emoji would be released in 2021. Thankfully, a minor update called Emoji 13.1 is said to be in the making, which should bring some new additions next year.

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Gboard is adding support for the new Android 11 emoji (APK download) πŸŽ‰

Gboard is adding support for the new Android 11 emoji (APK download) πŸŽ‰

Like almost any new Android version, Android 11 ships with a selection of new emoji — 117, to be exact. If you currently want to use them in texts and messages, you need to copy and paste them from resources like Emojipedia, but that's finally changing. The latest Gboard beta is adding initial support for the new Emoji 13 set on Android 11.

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Google Messages is offering memerific doge-level quick reply suggestions for some

Google Messages is offering memerific doge-level quick reply suggestions for some

Sometimes, technology doesn't quite work the way it's supposed to. While this can have serious consequences, it's just funny othertimes. This is one of the latter instances: Google Messages is currently suggesting silly one-word quick replies to some people. Joy. Sadness. Confusion. Love1.

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