MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—We’re live at Google I/O, where Android O’s second developer preview arrived with almost no new announced features.
This was mostly an under-the-hood update for the developer preview, and it is apparently stable enough to be declared a “beta” now.
One big surprise was the total overhaul of Android’s emojis. Nearly every emoji has been redrawn in a new style, and all of the yellow “blob” face designs are gone.
The new emoji all get better 3D shading and usually end up with a design a lot closer to what you’d get on iOS. We have dutifully chronicled every new emoji in the gallery above.
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