Android Nougat 7.1 Update: New Emoji
Google has completely accepted the diversity of emojis in Android 7.1’s Unicode 9 update!
If someone asks you what your profession is, you have every right to send them a little girl or man demonstrating it. Examples include astronaut, judge and firefighter, artist, student, and technologist.
Touching and holding any Emoji will allow you to choose from a variety of skin tones and genders. There are also images of parents and other amusing symbols. The staff of Aesculapius, the rainbow pride flag, and male and female symbols.
Many of the new emoji also have a “silverbridge”. On platforms that don’t support the “female mechanical” symbol, “female technician” will be displayed next to “female wrench emoji”.
Emojipedia provides a complete description of all the new friends waiting for you in your keyboard. If you own a Pixel or have selected the Android 7.1 developer preview, you can check them out. Some emojis also received an update to their visuals, outside of the new emojis.
Why do I need emojis for Android 7.1?
Emojis are indispensable for communicating online. Without them, any dialog would be incomplete. They are loved by people of all ages. Not only are they easy to use in messages but they also help express emotions in a way that can be understood better than text. Emojis have failed to reflect the diversity of people, and show men and women equally in certain trades, thereby intensifying stereotypes. Unicode 9’s new Emoji options will help to address this issue. When your phone receives the Android 7.1 update, they will be available in supported keyboards. They’re already available if you own a Pixel.
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