The just announced Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will launch with a host of new emoji. Emojipedia has full details on the 159 new emoji and countless changes to the current ones. Users of older Samsung phones will get the refreshed emoji as part of the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update that is rolling out now.
Samsung’s take on emoji is much more rounded and in-line with Apple’s, Whatsapp’s, and countless industry others. In comparison, Google uses a much more bulbous-looking character on Android and in Hangouts on the web. The last time Samsung updated their emoji was with the launch of 2013’s Galaxy S5 with 4.4.2 KitKat.
There are 12 new emoji faces including some greats such as ‘Money-Mouth Face’ and ‘Nerd Face’. Of course, ‘Reversed Hand With Middle Finger Extended’ makes it debut, along with new animals, weather, activities, and many more. Unlike Apple, Google nor Samsung added emoji with different skin colors however. Surprisingly absent on the Samsung set are flags from every country.
Marshmallow will bring a host of new features to Samsung devices. All will get better browsing and multitasking, while the latest Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge will not support Android 6.0’s adaptable storage feature.