The old Android "blob" emoji: do you like them?
by Preslav Kateliev / May 19, 2017, 9:24 AM
So, among the many new things in Android O, we will get another refresh of the way emoji look. For years now, stock 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 that use Android as their phone's operating system are always eager to replace the emoji with their own set. Basically, the blob heads are only present on Google's Pixel and Nexus phones, as well as the few phones out there that run vanilla Android. Well, when the O update rolls out, the blobs will be gone, and we will have more conventionally-looking emoji.
What's your take on that?
Will you miss the Android blob-shaped emoji?
No, I am happy to see them go!
Eh? Don't care
Yes, I love the blob-shaped emoji! :(
Posts: 457; Member since: Jul 19, 2011
These were the most terrible emoji ever. Shapeless blobs.
posted on May 19, 2017, 9:34 AM 13
Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015
Looks like I'm with the minority who actually like these blobs.
posted on May 19, 2017, 10:28 AM 6
Posts: 1659; Member since: Oct 27, 2011
I love some of the emojis on Whatsapp. Should get rid of emojis which are too small and difficult to tell the differences.
posted on May 19, 2017, 9:38 AM 3
I really dislike the Whatsapp emoji. I use them because changing them is too big of a hassle. But would prefer that all apps use the system emoji and not their own (or at least offer this option).
posted on May 19, 2017, 9:44 AM 0
Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012
You are fully right, but there were a couple of issues with that: 1. Whatsapp had emojis BEFORE the system ones were ready, I think this is true for both Android and iOS (only sure on Android) 2. If you do that then Whatsapp emojis would be system dependent, draining the user experience of Whatsapp (as the user would see different emojis on different platforms. Anyway: I actually like the Whatsapp emoji the most, so I´m OK with them being different than the rest.
posted on May 19, 2017, 9:50 AM 5
While I use Emoji one most of the times, I kinda liked those blobbies. There is even an petition going on where people want the old cat emoji back in O, the new one is very disliked. https://www.change.org/p/googl
posted on May 19, 2017, 9:42 AM 1
Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016
I wish all emoji were the same. Are they copyrighted or something. Why us it so hard. Switching between platforms and having to search for an emoji is a pain. Sometimes you can hardly tell they are supposedly the same.
posted on May 19, 2017, 2:58 PM 1
Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014
Frankly, when I switched from iOS, they looked like a downgrade to me. But I'm not that into emojis, so, couldn't care less which I use, so long as they have the one for the emotion I want to show...
posted on May 19, 2017, 8:15 PM 0
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