Relating to emoticons is something that is already standardized in our society. Currently, a WhatsApp conversation or a message on Telegram is not conceived without any type of emoticon that expresses any kind of emotion . But not all the emoticons that can be used are identical since there are variations especially between operating systems. In this article we tell you why these differences may be due and why not all emoticons are the same.
Although it was in 1999 when the first emoticons were created in Japan, they did not start to gain strength until 2007. It was here when they wanted to put a little order in this whole sector by creating the Unicode Consortium . In this way, the necessary rules began to be created so that most of the emoticons that we have right now on our devices can be designed. This is why at first you must think that all the icons we find to express these opinions are always the same, but this is not the case. There are many differences between Android and iOS, and within the Android ecosystem each of the brands decides to make different customizations.
Unicode does not impose any kind of common design criteria for all brands, but simply approves the proposals received. There are some very general common rules that must always be followed and every year all the proposals that are approved are published. For this reason, for example, all the new emoticons that are going to be integrated with each of the software updates prior to their release are always known.
Personalization by companies
All the emoticons that are on iOS and Android are official, although it is thought that only those from Apple are those that follow the Unicode rules. What happens is that although there are rules that must be complied with in any case, there are some variations that companies make . Both on Android, Twitter, Facebook or Samsung there are small differences between emoticons. The problem that may exist is that each one has a different style and this directly affects whether they are more or less visually attractive.
Each of the companies wants to give their personalized touch to the emoticons to differentiate themselves from the rest of the competing operating systems. This is why when we are on Android we miss ourselves a lot when using emoticons because they practically do not resemble those of iOS. But what is clear is that they have always wanted to preserve facial features so that the faces can express exactly the same emotion.
Approach to Apple
There are many criticisms made by users that emoticons are very different in operating systems. The most beautiful visually for most people are those of Apple and the competition knows it. That is why, in recent years, Samsung has wanted to approach the iOS proposals to create greater harmony. Obviously this has created quite a bit of discomfort as the big problem of ‘plagiarism’ is entered. In the end, the logical thing would be for each of the companies to come to an agreement and instead of creating common rules, they create totally common emoticons between all of them. This would eliminate all controversies due to the differences that exist between the SO