Android P Beta 2: Google rolls out 157 new emojis, including an eggless salad emoji
New sets of emojis with curly hair, white hair, bald people, faces with a birthday party hat on and new items like a mango, a ball of yarn, a llama and more are expected to be part of the future emoji update.
Google has announced a new beta version for its upcoming Android P release that shows addition of over 157 new emojis, expected to be rolled out by later this year, the media reported.
Android P Beta 2 is available for select devices and is expected to reach all users in July or August 2018.
"The new emojis will include new items like a skateboard, lobster, support for redheads and a gender-neutral option for the family and couple emojis," The Verge reported late on Wednesday.
"Google is reportedly following the Emojipedia guideline stating 'if a gender is not mentioned, then a gender-neutral or gender-inclusive' display should be used," the report added.
Outside of the gender-neutral shift, there are many other changes coming alongside the next set of Android emojis whereas some others are just getting tweaked. New sets of emojis with curly hair, white hair, bald people, faces with a birthday party hat on and new items like a mango, a ball of yarn, a llama and more are expected to be part of the future emoji update. ALSO READ: Google I/O 2018 highlights: Artificial Intelligence, Android P Beta, revamped Google News, and more
Vegan salad emoji
In an effort to make more inclusive vegan salad, Google has removed egg from salad emoji.
Google UX Manager at Expression design team Jennifer Daniel, tweeted about the change on Wednesday and said, "There's big talk about inclusion and diversity at Google so if you need any evidence of Google is making this priority may I direct your attention to the ?? emoji- we've removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad."
In a later tweet, Daniel clarified the decision to change the emoji.
"Hello carnivores, vegans and everyone in between! Just want to clarify that the goal of salad emoji redesign was to create an image more faithful to unicode's description. 'A bowl of healthy salad, containing lettuce, tomato, and other salad items such as cucumber.' Bon appetite," she wrote.
The revision of the existing salad emoji to skip the egg was only one of the 157 new emoji listed to grace Android P beta 2.
For those asking, this image features you fiery types.🔥😊🔥 pic.twitter.com/D8RjrFcTkz— Jennifer 💩🌪️ (@jenniferdaniel) June 6, 2018
However, the internet has started reacting to it.
"So instead of more privacy protections, better security, higher battry effeciencies, better updates processes, code analysis for android market, or pretty much any reasonable change, google removes an egg from a salad?," a Twitterati tweeted.
A user tweeted, " .@Google doing big things in the #diversity and #inclusion arena! I direct your attention to the ?? emoji- they've removed the egg in Android P beta 2, making this a more inclusive vegan salad! ???????? cc: @itskendallyoder"
Apart from this, the other changes include the addition of gender-neutral emoji, a family icon that has two gender-neutral parents, rather than clear man and woman icons. ALSO READ: Google updates burger emoji with cheese above patty
(With inputs from ANI)