Results: will you miss the Android blob-shaped emoji?


With Android O, Google is bringing a fresh new look to its emoji... again. But this time around, it's making a serious departure from a style that it has adhered to for years. Ever since they first appeared, Android's emoticons have retained a unique, blob-like shape, keeping them similar to the Android mascot's head. However, the "blob emoji" aren't really loved by users, often referred to as ugly.

Major manufacturers seem to agree — pretty much every Android phone that doesn't rock vanilla Android has a set of reworked, conventional-looking, circular emoji. Basically, the blob heads are only present on Google's Pixel and Nexus phones. But that's about to change — with Android O, users of Google's stock OS will get much more conventional-looking smileys – circular ones!

We thought we'd ask you what you think about that. Seems like most are happy to see the ol' blob go!

Will you miss the Android blob-shaped emoji?

No, I am happy to see them go!
55.91%
Eh? Don't care
18.22%
Yes, I love the blob-shaped emoji! :(
25.88%

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9 Comments

1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The new one kinda sucks as well. Apple's emojis are the best.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Apple's emojis are the best." Don't kid yourself.

3. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That's the truth. No one is "kidding" here. Android emojis are the worst.

4. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Did you guys suddenly forget about something called "subjectivity"? Oh wait, tiny fanboy brains can't comprehend the meaning of that word.

6. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Even after a facelift Apple's emoticons look like dithered outdated wank

5. Stappy3

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

As long as each emoji means the same across OEMs... then that's all that matters.

7. lyndon420

Posts: 6789; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Hey...a response with actual substance.

8. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

We talkin bout emojis! Emojis! Not real people with smiley and sad faces. Emojis! Talk to me when we get to the game....er real people faces.

9. Skizzo

Posts: 403; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

I like the blob personally, especially the 2013 look. If nothing else, it offered an option other than the standard round emoji's that every other OEM uses.

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