Android N Preview is already bringing in surprises. Last week a video was posted on YouTube demonstrating 3D touch on Android. The pressure-sensitive touch functionality has been available since API Level 5 (Android 1.0). Well, Google finally found the best way to implement it. Along with that, Google also rolled out a new set of Emojis in the Android N Preview 2. So, I’m going to show how you can get these new Emojis on your Android.
Previously we had shown you how to install the Android 6.0.1 Emojis. So, if you followed that guide then the process is same. We’re going to flash a the zip file containing the Emojis. You’ll need a custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) and of course a Nandroid backup to quickly switch back to what you had before in case if anything goes wrong.
Before that let’s check out what’s new in these Emojis.
New Android N Emojis
Android 6.0.1 Emojis were more based on the iOS Emojis. Google now went further and made them look even more similar to the iOS ones. The expressions of these Android N Emojis are same to the iOS ones. Here’s a comparison between Emojis.
They now look more similar to iOS but still retain their Android style.
Now, the best improvement that Google made is human faces with a skin-tone selector. They now look more realistic and the way they should have been before. Here’s a comparison.
There are minor changes to mostly all Emojis. It a new set of Unicode 9.0 Emojis. You can check out the full list of changes in Android N at Emojipedia.
Last time we use CWM recovery to flash the Android 6.0.1 Emojis. Here, we’ll use TWRP recovery. Again, before you flash, don’t forget to take a Nandroid backup. It’s not that something will definitely go wrong. But, it better to be on safer side. So, boot into recovery and flash this zip file.
Swipe to the right and install the zip file.
Reboot System and check if the Emojis have been installed. Here’s a screenshot of the new Emojis on my phone.
Do you need a standalone app for Emoji and GIF suggestion? We’ve got it here.
Flash without using Custom Recovery (Root Needed)
If you’re an Android rooting maestro, then you probably will be knowing this. You can flash zip files using an Android app called Flash Gordon. Or else you can use Flashfire, which is trending right now.