Google says goodbye to the blob emoji in a weird and creative way

Google has decided to revamp its emoji for the upcoming Android O, and in doing so it killed an Android icon – the blob emoji. While some users will miss the adorable little whatever-it-is, others are more than happy that Big G is moving on to a more familiar design with round yellow faces and humanoid characters instead. In fact, over 50% of PhoneArena readers are glad the blob will disappear from their phones, according to our poll.

For World Emoji Day, Google posted a heartbreaking goodbye to the blob emoji on its blog, just to make sure we don't forget that the shapeless characters some of us know and love will no longer be with us with Android's next version. And the post is just as creative, as it is weird.

The search giant has decided to mash up the lyrics of 15 (if we counted right) different hit songs by artists such as Taylor Swift, Rod Stewart, Fleetwood Mac, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson, and many others. The songs span from 1971 all the way to present day. And to top it all off, Google decided to replace an alarmingly large portion of the words in those iconic lyrics with the word “blob”.

Also, the search giant made sure to point out that the blob emoji will actually live on as the “Long Live the Blob” sticker pack in Google Allo.

In case you want to see if you can recognize all the songs in Google's post, make sure to follow the source link below. We have to admit that we used Google for some of them, trying to dodge the search term “blob” to the best of our abilities.

source: Google



1. Spyro

Posts: 334; Member since: Mar 29, 2017

New design looks worse imo. I prefer cute characters over whatever this abomination is

2. RicoRecklezz

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 04, 2017

The blob is better to me

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1327; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

The blobfish agrees with you. I don't.

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I still prefer the 2013 edition. Fond memories.

3. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Yeah, I'm not overly impressed.

6. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 278; Member since: Jun 04, 2011

The new Emoji looks like its in an abusive relationship. Is that a black eye or blush?

7. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

they are not even material designed

8. T-Dizzle

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Later gum drop

9. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

The new O emojis are vomit inducing

10. irossdrummer

Posts: 369; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

It looks like complete s**t...

11. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

i had Chicken PadThai for lunch today....

12. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016


14. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

any way to port iOS emojis to android?

15. RasacL

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2017

Flash magisk and install iOS emoji module

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