Google Android 5.0
- Vendor: Google
- Version: Android 5.0
- Release Date: Nov. 3, 2014
- Emojis: 1090
Android 5.0 emojis were the first major revision to Google's emoji font after the introduction of color in Android 4.4.
The primary changes in this update are to the appearance of human emojis (changed from white to yellow), and the addition of 209 emoji flags.
Find out more about this update in the Android 5.0 Emoji Changelog.
About Google Emojis
Google emoji images are used on stock Android devices (such as Pixel phones), Gmail Web Interface, Google Hangouts, and ChromeOS. These are provided as part of the Noto Emoji project. These images are also used for Slack on non-Apple platforms including Windows, Linux, and Android.
Platform vendors such as Samsung, LG and HTC use some or all of their own emoji images. Apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook use their own emoji images, while Signal and Telegram for Android use Apple emoji images.
New emojis were released by Google as part of Android 9.0 Pie in August 2018. A beta for Android Q previews some upcoming emojis for 2019.