Google Android 9.0
- Vendor: Google
- Version: Android 9.0
- Release Date: Aug. 6, 2018
- Emojis: 2820
Android 9.0 “Pie” was released on 2018-08-06 and was the first Android release to support Emoji 11.0.
Design changes include the pistol emoji switching from a weapon to an orange water pistol / squirt gun, gender-inclusive designs being used for the family emoji where no gender is specified, and the removal of egg from the green salad. More about this update.
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.