google android emojiIf there is one thing Google has been doing to set itself apart from the competition, it would be with its emojis which have been rather strangely designed. This isn’t so much a problem if you use Google’s apps like Hangouts, in which the emojis would be the same, but if you’re using a different non-Google app, that’s when things get a bit confusing.

This is because what shows up on your Android phone might look different on someone else’s phone running iOS, BlackBerry 10, or Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile. However the good news is that it looks like Google will be redesigning their emojis to look more human, and hopefully in the process put an end to any confusion there might be going on.

This is according to a blog post by Dave Burke, Android’s VP of Engineering in which he wrote, “We are introducing a new emoji design for people emoji that moves away from our generic look in favor of a more human-looking design. If you’re a keyboard or messaging app developer, you should start incorporating these emoji into your apps. The update also introduces support for skin tone variations and Unicode 9 glyphs, like the bacon, selfie and face palm.”

As you can see in the image above (courtesy of Gizmodo), the first row is the original and current emojis used in Android, while the bottom row is the redesigned and more human-like version that Google will be bringing to Android N.

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