Samsung’s emojis are no longer 💩 with Android 8.0 Oreo update

For years, some Android manufacturers have been replacing the default emojis with their own set, usually to differentiate their devices. Samsung’s set has always been bad, with several emojis showing completely different emotions than what is intended. The company has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo to its phones, and the included emojis are a much-needed improvement.

Samsung Experience 9.0, the company’s modified version of Android 8.0, includes a few changes that brings its emojis more in line with other sets.

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