Google has finally fixed the burger emoji following complaints from burger lovers. The issue was with the placement of the cheese, which earlier, was wrongly placed beneath the patty.
Burger emoji gets the cheese right
The issue with the cheeseburger emoji first came to light in October after a tweet compared the Apple and Google cheeseburger emoji.
“I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top,” the tweet read.
This specific tweet got about 51,000 likes and 25,000 retweets, suggesting there are people who care about the right placing of the cheese in a burger.
Later, Google CEO Sundar Pichai also joined the thread, promising to “drop everything” to address this issue. The issue is now fixed, almost a month after Pichai’s tweet. The new (and correct) burger emoji appeared on Monday in the developer preview of the Android 8.1.
Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 29, 2017
However, the burger emoji is not the only food-related emoji that Google got wrong. The company also needs to fix its beer, beers and cheese emoji. Google’s beer and beers emoji previously showed froth appearing at the top of a half-poured stein of beer, while the cheese emoji showed an edge line running through holes in the cheese, according to Emojipedia.
While Google is busy setting right its emojis, Apple meanwhile has started rolling out animojis exclusively for its iPhone X. On Monday, these animojis appeared in an advertisement showing the animated monkey, panda, unicorn, rabbit and so on. Apple iPhone X users can send the animojis through iMessage, thus allowing users to be “emojis yourself.” The 3D sensors on the iPhone X enable the animojis to mimic the expression of a user almost immediately.
Activates imaging chip
Fixing the burger emoji is not the only thing that Google has done this week. The search giant, in the final preview build of Android 8.1, also made one big update to allow users to take better pictures. Google has provided support for the phone’s “Visual Core,” an imaging chip, which was not activated during the launch of the Pixel 2 series phones.
The Visual Core turns out to be the first processor designed by Google for the consumer device. Once the chip is enabled, it would take shots quicker. This imaging chip enables the camera apps that run on the correct API to take pictures using the Google HDR+. Further, the update also tweaks the neural network API pushing artificial intelligence capabilities for all the smartphones.
Overall, the Android 8.1 is supposedly bringing the “targeted” enhancements to the Oreo platform.
“We’ve also included a few smaller enhancements to Oreo in response to user and developer feedback,” said VP of Engineering Dave Burke on the Android Developers Blog.
Further, the executive noted that those who have enrolled for the Android Beta program would get the update over the next few weeks.
With the first preview build, Google introduced updates to the Bluetooth battery levels and SMS Connect feature for Chromebooks. The Android 8.1 is expected to be available either by December or January.