Google is adding 53 gender fluid emoji to Android Q

<em>The new emoji sit halfway between the male designs (left) and the female designs (right).</em>” src=”https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/N1Vec_SwpLXHWIinw_GFv0iv26E=/0x0:894×596/1310×873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/63761405/google_gender_fluid.0.jpg”></p><p>Google is releasing 53 new gender fluid emoji on Pixel phones in beta this week, and will add them to all Android Q phones later this year. <a href=Fast Company reports that the emoji, which have been specifically designed to appear neither male nor female, are Google’s attempt at simplifying the emoji keyboard with more universal characters. It’s a modern interpretation of emoji’s previous default: the little yellow man.

The number of emoji has ballooned to over 3,000 since the original 176 symbols were released back in 1999. Some of these are entirely new characters and symbols, but others are new race and gender combinations for existing emoji. The current approach is more inclusive, but it has its problems. It makes the emoji keyboard more…

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Author: Jon Porter