Google said Thursday that Android users will be able to choose from 117 new emoji emojis to color their messages,media CNET reported. The new emoji emoji will be available this fall along with Android 11.
New emojis on Android 11 include new animals such as bison, beavers and polar bears, as well as food and drinks such as Mexican cornmeal steamed meat, pearl milk tea and teapot. You’ll also find a slightly smiling face, two hugs, a man in a veil, a woman in a tuxedo and an emoji of a baby-feeding man. Some of the animal emojis of the past have been redesigned, some to look friendlier and some to look better in dark mode.
Google will also launch a quick access emoji column to the Board beta on Thursday and will be available to all Gboard Android users in the coming months.
It is not clear when Android 11 will be available. Google’s demo to developers earlier this month appeared to suggest it would be September 8, but Google did not provide confirmation that it was true. Last year’s launch of Android 10 was in early September.