Google Clears Up The Cheeseburger Emoji Debate And Then Some With Android 8.1 Oreo
The cheeseburger emoji debate is finally over, as Google has resolved things in Android 8.1 Oreo.
Now the cheese is on top of the patty and no longer on the bottom bun — as things should be, according to thousands of users.
Cheeseburger Emoji Art Fixed
As mentioned earlier, the cheese was placed on the bun, under the patty, tomatoes, lettuce, and top bun.
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 pic.twitter.com/PgXmCkY3Yc
— Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) October 28, 2017
The online community got into a frenzy over it, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai caught wind of it, saying that he will "drop everything else" and update the emoji accordingly depending on what everybody — or at least, the majority — agrees on.
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
All's well that ends well, as every cheeseburger emoji out there is now properly following regulations and have their cheese on top of the burger patty, from Apple's take to Samsung's, though the Cupertino brand does have the lettuce on top of the bottom bun, which could come across as kind of weird for some.
On an interesting note, when the whole cheeseburger emoji debate kicked off, Google had some fun with it.
Over at the company's offices, it served cheeseburgers with the slices of cheese on the bun, just like the emoji.
Lunch at Google today: an "Android Burger" pic.twitter.com/I4dwOUPASg
— Brad Fitzpatrick (@bradfitz) November 3, 2017
Beer, Cheese Emojis Get Updated Too
Presumably before users start pointing it out, Google preemptively fixed the beer emoji by filling the mugs to the brim instead of just half full.
The problem here was that they were half empty, so how can they be topped with froth?
Next up is the cheese emoji. The icon no longer has a line through the holes on the edge of the wedge, which previously made it look like the gaps were just slapped on unrealistically.
In short, it looks like Google doesn't want another cheeseburger emoji debate on their hands again, though it was one heck of a fun debacle.