Here are the Emoji Now Available in Android Q

Here are the Emoji Now Available in Android Q


63 new emoji are supported in Android Q starting today, celebrating World Emoji Day. I’m not sure if this is a banks closed kind of holiday celebration, but there seems to be a special day for all sorts of things these days.

Anyway, the new emoji includes people of all skin tones kneeling (that’ll rile some people up), a banjo, a yawning face, a waffle, a pinching emoji for when my girlfriend is trying to embarrass me, underwear, as well as an axe.

Here are the highlights, as noted by Google.

A sloth for when you’re having a slow morning and running late but looking cute. An otter for when you need to tell your significant otter that they are otterly amazing. Garlic for when you need to fend off some vampires. A Diya lamp emoji for Diwali celebrations! Waffle emoji to let your friends know what you want for

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Ford designs a pickup truck emoji, petitions Unicode Consortium

Ford designs a pickup truck emoji, petitions Unicode Consortium

Enlarge (credit: Ford)

Did you know that July 17 is World Emoji Day? No, me neither—at least not until Ford used the celebration of these 21st century hieroglyphs to announce that it wants a pickup truck emoji. In fact, Ford was so serious about the idea that in 2018, it submitted an official proposal to the Unicode Consortium to make that happen. On Wednesday, it revealed that the little blue truck had made it as far as the short list for inclusion in the next official emoji update, which is scheduled for 2020.

“When customers started demanding a truck emoji, we knew we had to help make it happen,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s president of automotive. “Given the popularity of Ford trucks globally, there’s no one better than Ford to help bring an all-new pickup truck emoji to hard-working texters around the globe.”

The emoji as proposed by Ford is

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Coming soon: Windows Terminal—finally a tabbed, emoji-capable Windows command-line

Coming soon: Windows Terminal—finally a tabbed, emoji-capable Windows command-line

Enlarge / Windows Terminal, showing its support for themes and tabs. (credit: Microsoft)

Details are currently scarce, but Microsoft has announced some big changes coming to its command-line interface. In Windows 10, Microsoft has been working to make the Windows command-line experience vastly improved, making it work much more like Unix command-line environments. But a couple of issues are still waiting to be fixed: people want tabs in their command-line, and they want support for emoji.

Coming in June, Windows Terminal will bring both of these. It sounds as if Windows Terminal will be able to replace the existing conhost console (the Windows component that’s responsible for drawing command-line windows) with its limited feature set, ensuring that the new features are available to anything and everything that uses the command-line, including the traditional Windows NT cmd.exe but also including PowerShell and the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Windows Subsystem for Linux

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