Final details of the Emoji 11 Beta could be released, if approved at the UTC meeting, by the end of January at which time developers and OEMs could start building them into their new OS updates.
Perhaps we'll see the latest emoji in beta versions of iOS and Android before that.
Some notable candidates include hot and cold faces; superheroes and supervillains; a llama, a hippopotamus, a peacock, and a parrot; a mango; a compass; and an infinity symbol. What kind of emoji do you think we will see in the next version?
While there's no guarantee they will definitely make it through into the final release, the final decision on which characters make the cut will be made at the Unicode Technical Meeting in January, Mark Davis, president of the Unicode Consortium, confirmed. It is still not final; changes can include both additions or removals from the list.
Here's another situation that would be rectified if we get the option to choose which direction your emoji faces: you're putting together another band of animals using emojis on your iPhone, but the poor snail () isn't facing the right way to play the saxophone, so you have to give it to the caterpillar instead. While this is unfortunate for users who want to text a picture of a dismayed pile of poop, it's nice to know that the list is being continually updated to best reflect a combination of efficiency and the needs of their audience. A new section now outlines a ZWJ mechanism which will let the vendor switch directions of any emoji.
With the final list not yet nailed down and Apple's new operating system still a ways out, it looks as if we could be waiting nearly an entire year to get our hands on this collection of new iOS 12 emojis. Google finally fixed the burger emoji.
On the contrary, three other emoji's have been excluded in the 11.0 beta. In Apple's iOS, it's rendered the way it is in the image at the top of this post.