Google fixes burger and beer emojis in Android 8.1

Oh, Google, how could you mess up something so simple, so sacred?

Oh, Google, how could you mess up something so simple, so sacred?


One of Google's biggest mistakes with Android 8.0 was to mess up the burger and beer emojis. Surely. But after Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month jokingly said that he will "drop everything" and dedicate himself to undoing this scandalous neglect, justice will be served in Android 8.1.

Making a burger is pretty simple, right? You put the lettuce right under the top bun, so the tomato doesn't make it soggy, then comes the tomato, then the cheese, the patty, and the other bun. Bun, salad, cheese, patty, bun. Pretty simple stuff, right? But no, Google just had to go bun, salad, patty, CHEESE, bun instead. Utterly unacceptable! And don't get us started on the whole half-empty-beer-mug-with-forth-on-top thing! It's a mug, and there's beer in it, and it's half full/empty, but there's still froth on top! Pure, unadulterated madness!

Insufferable as these emojis may have been, rest assured that they're being fixed in Android 8.1. Just take a look at how much better the new versions are and bask in their astonishing... properness.

Left is wrong and right is right, obviously, but what about that second reflection in the beer mug? I'm not sure everyone will be pleased with that second reflection!

Left is wrong and right is right, obviously, but what about that second reflection in the beer mug? I'm not sure everyone will be pleased with that second reflection!


As you probably already know, all emojis need to be approved by Unicode before they can be used, but the actual design of the pictographs is a decision of the company implementing them in a product. It's a bit like fonts, really. For example, Apple uses the San Francisco font in iOS 11, while Google utilizes Product Sans in Android 8.1, and although the same line of text will look differently across the two platforms, it will still carry over its original meaning. Unless its a burger emoji and it looks all messed up! Here's a comparison of how Google's old burger emoji stacked up against the others, design-wise:

Google fixes burger and beer emojis in Android 8.1

source: Emojipedia

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18 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 414; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I got 99 problems and burger emoji ain't one ...

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Apple's emoji all the way!

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3818; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lettuce under the patty? No chance...

13. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Yeah man Apple's burger looks delicious.

3. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

"Bun, salad, cheese, patty, bun" Apple, HTC, Whatsapp & Emojidex seem to f**k that up too and nobody bats an eye

5. Milen_Y

Posts: 111; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

Oh yes, some of those are even worse because the tomato is coming into contact with the bread, and nobody likes a soggy bun. Someone should start a petition or something so we can have proper, non-soggy burger emojis across all platforms! Also, they should probably also do a vegan version while they're at it.

6. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Hahaha this really gets you, doesn't it :) Whatsapp even has a thick layer of onion on top it seems

8. Milen_Y

Posts: 111; Member since: Jun 09, 2016

I'm not really sure if I ever actually used the burger emoji. Shame on me, I know...

9. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5485; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I think there's 5 I use, the most basic ones. In 1000 years they will look upon our use of smileys, like when they discovered Egyptian hieroglyphs

10. Peacetoall unregistered

vegan diet is the best diet because it cleanses your body and let you stay healthy.

18. Brewski

Posts: 661; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Vegan comment is vegan...

4. worldpeace

Posts: 3092; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"But after Google CEO Sundar Pichai last month jokingly said that he will "drop everything" and dedicate himself to undoing this scandalous neglect" No wonder Pixel 2 XL is messed up since the CEO choose to focus on these two emojis /s

11. Peacetoall unregistered

both sundar pichai and satya nadella are failure

14. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

At least they managed to become CEO, what are you doing bitch?

16. Peacetoall unregistered

bitch im criticising them for not doing their work properly

12. KRISTIJANJE

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 16, 2015

1 world problems

15. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 450; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

The apple one looks quite nice, Whatsapp one is blurry haha

17. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

And meanwhile the Play Store is full of apps infected with malware... Like a Dutch banking app that was discovered a few days ago.

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