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Vote: what platform has the best and worst emoji?
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Vote: what platform has the best and worst emoji?

We recently learned that a single emoji can have different meanings depending on what device or platform you and the person you're communicating with are using. A lot of people overlook this because of the simple fact that they've never used an iPhone or Samsung device. Let's take a look at five major manufacturers and find out which have the best and worst emoji.

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A visualization of how differently one emoji is interpreted. / © GroupLens

From Apple's attempts at realism – seemingly a lazy hangover from its more skeuomorphic days – to Google's hilariously oddball creations, the emoji we use vary widely in appearance, and thus interpretation, across different platforms.

Google's are almost certain to be taken more humorously, while HTC's maintain a pale, slightly tranquilized gaze that is unnerving in a deep and obscure way. Samsung's, on the other hand, have that glossy pride that hints at a simpler world but also feels more than a little tacky.

These are just my takes, of course, what I really want are your opinions. Spread your gaze over the table I've laboriously pieced together and vote on which platform you think has the best and the worst emoji.

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The same emoji, but very different emotions. / © ANDROIDPIT

The hats are in the ring, let's emojiwrestle.

Who has the best emoji?
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Who has the worst emoji?
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How do they all make you feel? Let me know in the comments.


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