Seems like an unpopular opinion, but I hate the blobs. I find them to be very ugly and the extra dimensions were annoying. The old emojis were definitely inconsistent, especially across platforms. I am very excited for these ones which look similar enough to other emojis to be able to tell which is which, but still different enough to keep their character. Although I am not a fan of the gradient on them, I can see their practical usage. Overall, a necessary update to the android emoji.