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Hate Android Oreo's new emoji? You may be able to bring the blobs back in a future Android release (Update: nope)

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Hate Android Oreo's new emoji? You may be able to bring the blobs back in a future Android release (Update: nope)

Android Oreo's emoji are certainly... controversial. While our poll on the matter showed people prefer the new designs, and our very own Victor H. called the old ones "terrible," those opinions are clearly wrong and blobs are the superior method of pictorial communication.

So here's a piece of good news for all the people out there who share this opinion: Google may be considering giving users the option to choose their own emoji set. Hooray!

The news comes from the issue tracker for Android, where a user-submitted request to enable choosing old versions of the emoji was met with a response reading: "We have deferred this to a future release, but leaving this open for now."

Or in other words: it's being considered, but don't get your hopes up too much. Still, we can only hope such a feature will be implemented as part of the Pixel 2 exclusive feature set (just like Google Assistant last year), as this would mean a speedy release, even if non-Pixel users will have to wait for a little while to get it. But again — this is just wishful thinking on our part.

The new emoji in Android 8.0 Oreo look like this

The new emoji in Android 8.0 Oreo look like this


Of course, such a feature would have to come as part of a system-wide font switcher (emoji come in their own, special font built into Android), like the ones found on LG and Samsung devices, so even users who couldn't care less about what their emoji look like would reap the benefits.

Also, it's worth noting that Google will also be adding the ability to see the new emoji to devices running older versions of Android — though this feature will rely on app developers, rather than being built into the core OS. Still, it's a step in the right direction, so we'll take it.

Update, 09.15: So much for that, folks — the same Google employee who made the comment has now closed the ticket on the issue tracker with the message "We are not planning to support old emoji design. All new emoji will be designed and added to the latest font according to the latest Google emoji design." So ugly, boring gradients it is, then.

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posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:04 2

1. piyath (Posts: 1132; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


Android still cannot even figure out their basic emojis while the new iPhone has Animojis which are beautiful emojis that could be animated by our own facial expressions using depth sensing front cameras...lol

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:40 5

2. submar (Posts: 612; Member since: 19 Sep 2014)


That is pure gimmick.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:19

5. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


The snapchat generation are going to love those.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:42 1

6. Sammy_DEVIL737 (Posts: 180; Member since: 28 Nov 2016)


Ok then make Poop face with Animoji.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 12:13

7. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Ewww, don't know how anyone can live without that.
Cute yes, but so what.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:04

8. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1325; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


wont be long till we have an Android app that gives ALL android devices the ability to make Animojis. Tell me about how the Animoji feature will make it back to the iPhone 5S

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 23:02

13. theunspoken (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jul 2017)


*****

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 23:04

14. theunspoken (Posts: 48; Member since: 06 Jul 2017)


Turning your facial expression into poop , lol hahaha Apple rocks!!!!!!!!

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 01:21

15. GoTstan (Posts: 175; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


Bruh, if you're older than 12 and use emojis, smh.....that's all I can say

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 10:48

3. Stappy3 (Posts: 63; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


You're not wrong. Android still has some areas to work on.. like COMMITING TO SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS AN EMOJI DESIGN! This is I believe the 4th redesign?

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 17:16

12. AronWunarso (Posts: 75; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


Yeah, the first one is black and white blobby emoji then the colored blob emoji and then it was redesign on Nougat... I guess? And then it turn into circular on Oreo.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 11:18

4. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


I don't care what emoji-style they choose (I change it using root anyway) But they should make developers use the system emojis and not create their own. Whatsapp uses those ugly iOS emojis and I can't get rid of them.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 13:31 1

9. cnour (Posts: 1647; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Emojis!!!! Hahahahahahaha hahahahahahaha

We are now in Animojis world...thanks Apple...

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 15:09 2

10. RebelwithoutaClue (Posts: 3692; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Only available for iPhone X users, the rest won't get them hahahahahahahahaha thanks Apple

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 05:05

17. Sammy_DEVIL737 (Posts: 180; Member since: 28 Nov 2016)


iSheep detected.

posted on 13 Sep 2017, 15:37 1

11. KingSam (Posts: 626; Member since: 13 Mar 2016)


The real problem is when an emoji you are used to is unrecognizable on another platform. As long as its uniform I am OK.

posted on 14 Sep 2017, 01:22

16. GoTstan (Posts: 175; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


The real problem is emojis, period

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