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059: Material refresh in Play services, RIP Play Music, Water gun emoji | 9to5Google Daily

26 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

Today we've got a new Material Design refresh that we enabled in the Google Account settings in Play services, the death of Play Music , Google adopts a new water pistol for the gun emoji.
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Google finally gives in and swaps its gun emoji for a squirt gun

Google finally gives in and swaps its gun emoji for a squirt gun

26 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

In 2016, Apple removed its gun emoji and replaced it with a bright green water gun. Not terribly long after that, Microsoft followed by replacing its gun emoji for an old laser toy gun. A few days ago, Twitter exchanged its gun emoji for a water gun, and now Google is joining the crowd. And it won't be the last as Facebook says that a toy squirt gun will replace the gun emoji on the company-owned apps, which include Facebook and WhatsApp.
What is interesting is that back in 2016, when Apple and Microsoft removed their gun emojis, Google refused to follow suit. Back then, Google's ...
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Google follows Apple & Samsung in switching to water pistol for the gun emoji

Google follows Apple & Samsung in switching to water pistol for the gun emoji

26 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

With iOS 10 in 2016, Apple switched to a water pistol for its gun emoji. The new design was not widely adopted - if not critiqued - until this year where there's been a rash of changes on other platforms. Google is now the latest to match Apple's design direction on the gun emoji with the upcoming version of Android.
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