Google finally fixes the 'wrong' burger and beer emojis in Android 8.1

Last month it was pointed by some users that Google is using an incorrect ‘Hamburger’ emoji in Android. Replying to those claims the CEO of Google, Sundar Pichai, said that the team will bring a fix soon. Now, it looks like the search giant has finally fixed the emoji as a part of Android 8.1.

The emoji at first glance looked similar to other ‘Hamburger’ or ‘Cheese Burger’ emojis used by iOS and Windows Phone. However, the mistake was in the details. The emoji used in Android had the cheese slice placed at the last, something which was incorrect.

In Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2, Google has changed the place of the cheese slice and has brought it on top of the meat patty.

Emojipedia website states that the hamburger emoji was approved in Unicode 6.0 back in 2010 and was added in Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Since then it has been up to the companies to decide if they want to place the cheese, lettuce, tomato, meat patty and more at different positions. There still exist different version of this emoji outside Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Samsung, for instance, has its own version of hamburger emoji.

Not only the burger emoji but Google has fixed two more emojis that were incorrect in Android 8.0. The incorrect version of a single beer glass emoji showed it half empty but with the froth magically dripping from the top. The second one, the clinking beer glass emoji, had the same mistake.

Emojis are, however, not the only changes in Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2. The version comes with official APIs, bug fixes and optimisations along with November security patch. Pixel 2 users specifically get to test Pixel Visual Core.

It is worth adding that Android 8.1 Developer Preview 2 is also the last developer preview for the OS version before the company rolls out the consumer version. The final version is confirmed to arrive in December.