• Google says goodbye to the blob emoji, keeps memory alive through sticker pack

    4 days ago - By Digital Trends

    In honor of World Emoji Day, Google took to its blog to officially say goodbye to the old Android emoji while reassuring users blob emoji-themed stickers will be available in Google Allo.
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  • Emojipedia founder talks the past, present and future of emoji

    Emojipedia founder talks the past, present and future of emoji

    4 days ago - By Engadget

    We've been a little surprised by the outpouring of enthusiasm for World Emoji Day so far: Apple released a sneak peeks of its new emoji designs, Google signaled the end of its blobs, and the Empire State Building will be lit up in yellow to mark the...
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  • Google is making a huge mistake by killing its adorable blob emoji

    Google is making a huge mistake by killing its adorable blob emoji

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    Back in May, Google revealed it was ditching its adorable blob emojis for a new, cleaner set of emojis in Android O, the next version of Google's mobile operating system coming later this year.
    On Monday, which happens to be World Emoji Day, Google celebrated by rubbing salt in the collective wounds of people who are still reeling from Google's decision to kill its adorable blobs.
    Breaking up is hard to do, but on WorldEmojiDay , we're saying BlobVoyage to our old Android emojis, the "blobs" → pic.twitter.com/A2Km7W1pco - Google July 17, 2017
    That tweet links to this Google blob post - I...
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  • Google Pens Cheesy Breakup Letter To Blob Emoji

    Google Pens Cheesy Breakup Letter To Blob Emoji

    4 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Google's blob emoji have been loved and hated by many since their inception, but it was announced last year that they would be gone as of Android O, so Google decided that World Emoji Day was a good opportunity to show the blobs a final bit of love in the form of a breakup letter full of blob puns and pop culture references. Credited to a “Justin Blobber,” the letter quotes lyrics from Gotye, Taylor Swift, Simple Minds, and even a Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes classic, but with blob puns sprinkled liberally throughout. Android O is currently in Developer Preview status and will be...
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  • Google drunkenly brings back the blob emoji

    Google drunkenly brings back the blob emoji

    4 days ago - By The Next Web

    The Android blob lives! Kind of. For those not in the know, Android O is replacing Google's classic blob emoji with more generic-looking emoji. A lot of people are not happy about that. Google is well aware, so today - in honor of World Emoji Day *sighs* - it's bringing back the blobs in a sticker pack for the seven people that still use Allo. Of course, making the choice to abandon the blob wasn't easy for Google either - after all, it's the one that had to let go. So Google shared its breakup letter, apparently written while listening...
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  • Google is using the impending death of its blob emoji to promote Allo

    Google is using the impending death of its blob emoji to promote Allo

    4 days ago - By The Verge

    There's a very divisive split in how people feel about the Google-designed blob emoji that have long been standard in Android and Gchat . But soon they're going away. With Android O, Google will be making the switch to a set of emoji that's more universal and similar in appearance to what you'd see on an iPhone or Android phones from other companies. Google claims the new emoji are “designed for more consistent communication.” I like them , but others feel they've lost the emotion , warmth, and charm that the gumdrop heads gave off. People get very defensive when you call them bad.
    Anyway...
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