The poop Anomoji showcased by the Cupertino giant during the unveiling of the iPhone X and later put into ads was a topic of much criticism, but what couldn't be denied was the fact that the new iPhones were indeed packing some seriously advanced level motion capture technology. However, according to a new report by ETNews from South Korea, Samsung will do one better with the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Unfortunately, we will have to wait to find out what exactly is it that will make Samsung's animated emojis better than those on the iPhone X, because the source has not made that clear!
Even if you don't care much for the animated emojis, you will almost surely care abut the fact that the S9 and S9+ will feature stereo speakers for the first time ever! With one speaker on the top and one at the bottom, it would be interesting to see if those match up to the ones on the new Pixels.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
To get Android 11, you will need to sign in to your Google Account and see if your device is getting the download. Google rolled out Android 11 in an online event and not many devices have caught up the latest OS yet. If your phone is eligible, you need to enroll and check for the update. It should arrive at your device within a few minutes. Here is the list of steps you need to follow to install the Android beta program at your device.
- Visit google.com/android/beta to sign-up for the Android Beta Program.
- Sign in to your Google account when prompted.
- Your eligible devices will be listed on the next page.
- Click to enroll in the Beta Program.
- Go to Settings > System > Advanced > System Update to check for available downloads
Android 11 is mainly focused on communication, better control, and privacy features. It completely redesigned the notification system, a new power menu, and several other smaller features. With Android 11 you get a dedicated conversation section in the notification shade right under the settings. These notifications can include messages from the chat app, texts, and Facebook apps.
In Android 11, you can tap a button on a conversation notification to bubble it. Your conversation will remain on your screen regardless of the current activity. You can move the chat bubble around or keep bubbles on top of each other like a stack of books without getting out of the other apps. Google also introduced the upcoming OS with 62 new characters, as well as 55 skin tone and gender variants. The new emojis are not yet available and will be rolled down with the other two more betas on the way.
As we reported earlier, Android 7.0 Nougat will be bringing in changes and modifications to the old emojis, along with adding brand new ones to the list. Here are a few of the prominent changes which you will see on your Nexus device soon.
Emojis with gender differentiation
The emoticons will now look more human in appearance and many of the previously gender-neutral characters will be gender-defined to make them more relatable. This will also make them recognizable across different platforms.
Skin tone modifier
In order to compensate for the fact that making an emoji human-like comes with the risk of it losing its interracial appeal, the new Android Unicode-recommended emoticons will now come with a skin tone modifier. There's also a hair color modifier attached to them to make the emojis look more personalised than ever.
There are multiple new emoticons/emojis embedded in the new Android OS; 72 to be exact. Avocado, paella, bacon, the black heart, boxing gloves, chestnut, Olympic medals, athletes, clown, face palm, shrug, selfie, fingers crossed and many others are a part of this list. Check the images to have a look for yourself.