Samsung Experience 9.0 vs 8.5, here are the new emojis

A new set of emoji was recently announced by the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit organization that develops and promotes the use of these symbols in all major operating systems, meant for adoption by major platforms in 2018. 

Phone makers, however, can mix and match their own versions, and Samsung has apparently been hard at work overhauling its emoji roster for its Experience 9.0 version that is landing on the Galaxy S8 as we speak, and will be present on the Galaxy S9 out of the box, too.

There are plenty of changes to look forward too, the most notable being the weather, gestures and smiley icons. Check out some of the changes that the Samsung Experience 9.0 interface version will bring to your emoji game compared to Experience 8.5 in the slideshow below, and tell us which set is your favorite.

source: Emojipedia



1. libra89

Posts: 2310; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Awesome! I didn't like that some of the same emojis look SO different on Samsung phones.

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Samsung/Android emoji are horrible, an upgrade is sorely needed.

4. dazed1

Posts: 806; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Sorry kiddo, no one cares for emojis.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I know I don't. There's way too much to android, than to be concerned with how emojis look.

6. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Good for you, your maturity is very impressive!

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2474; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I know you're using hyperbole when you say "no one cares for emojis" when in reality they continue to add more and more each year to it because of it's increasing reliance in modern day texting and social media. It might not matter to you, but I'm sure you have some friends or family members that do use them. Unless, of course, you don't have any friends or all of your friends are counter-culture hipsters that decide to be "cool" by saying they're against everything that's popular (I'm messing with you). With that being said, I will say that if I had Samsung Experience 8.5 and got an "eyeroll" emoji I would certainly be confused since it looked more like a happy emoji that was just looking up instead of conveying the true emotion of an eyeroll.

12. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 127; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Yes old man, it may not be important to you but it is important for students like us. I really wish Samsung fix its emoji so that they’d imply the same meaning. Currently, Samsung emojis feel a bit strange and sometimes imply opposite meaning.

14. yyzamin

Posts: 383; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Well said good Sir. You are by no means a child. You are a grown adult whom does not use childish features on their smart cellular mobile telephone. Good on you.

18. DolmioMan

Posts: 345; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Emoji have become the new text speak, used mostly to portray emotion in text. For example I could say “Wow, you’re such an intellectual because you don’t use emoji” and you’d probably believe it unless there was an eye roll in there.

3. torr310

Posts: 1690; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

For emoji pic#4, the 8.5 version looks better except the last one.

8. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Very similar to Apple now.

9. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

Of course they made them look more like Apple's emojis.

10. apple-rulz

Posts: 2198; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

Apples emojis/iMessage is the best, it totally makes sense to emulate it.

13. theviolinist

Posts: 209; Member since: Feb 03, 2018

Like everything Apple

17. DolmioMan

Posts: 345; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Except those horrifying dead eyes. Wtf is it with that.

11. highwaysnobbery

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

I can't believe I care about this...

15. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Anyone knoiw when this update is going to come to the Note8?

16. Matix

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 05, 2016

I'm so sad, because for me, they are destroying some of the most beautiful emojis on the market and making them more like on iOS, so plain and dull. Yes some emojis definitely needed change, but changing all of them is for me a change to much worse.

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