Android 13 QPR2 introduces 20 new emoticons to Pixel phones

Rita El Khoury / Android Authority


  • Google brings support for Unicode 15.
  • Unicode 15 support is available in Android 13 QPR2 beta 2 update.
  • The stable version of QPR2 is expected to arrive in March.

Google is rolling out its Android 13 QPR2 beta 2 update today. Along with the update will come support for Unicode 15, which will bring 20 new emoticons to Pixel devices.

Emojipedia announced Unicode 15 in September 2022 – consistent encoding, presentation and handling of text. The latest version of the Unicode standard features a new series of emojis that include things like the shaking face, jellyfish, donkey, and more. . Shortly after the announcement, Google made its own announcement that it would be rolling out Unicode 15 support to its products early next year.

According to reports 9To5Google, the stable version of Android 13 QPR2 will roll out to Pixel phones with support for Unicode 15 in March. However, the second beta for QPR2 is available starting today. Those who install the beta version will have access to 20 new emojis.

Emojipedia’s announcement mentions 31 new emojis, but that includes skin-tone versions of the right and left-push hand emojis.

There are a few things you should know before you start using these emojis. These emojis haven’t officially made their way to most Android devices yet. Although you will be able to send them to your friends, only your friends using QPR2 beta 2 will be able to see them.

But if you’re a Samsung owner, you probably already have access to emojis in this update, as Samsung jumped ahead and included the standard in its Android 13-flavored One UI 5 update. However, the move replaced the company ignoring Unicode 14 earlier in 2021 .

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