Google Has Officially Fixed Its Illegitimate Cheeseburger Emoji

Google Has Officially Fixed Its Illegitimate Cheeseburger Emoji

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Google has finally made good on one of its most high-priority promises in recent months. Yes, the Mountain View-based tech giant has officially fixed its cheeseburger emoji.

If that doesn’t make much sense, here’s a bit of context. In October, author and writer Thomas Baekdal brought Google’s cheeseburger emoji to the internet’s attention.

Specifically, he highlighted the fact that the emoji has its cheese slice placed underneath the burger patty — a fact that, if the response is any indication, is basically sacrilege.

The original tweet garnered over 51,000 likes and 25,000 retweets.

The same day, Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent the following tweet, promising that he would “drop everything” and address the cheeseburger emoji as soon as possible, if users could come to a consensus on the proper way to construct the all-American classic.

Tongue-in-cheek as it may have been, Google apparently took the criticism to heart. As first spotted by Emojipedia, the company has fixed the cheeseburger emoji in the latest Android 8.1 developer preview that was seeded on Tuesday. Now, the cheese slice is appropriately placed on top of the burger patty.

While Google has addressed the issue in the latest version of Android, it did have a bit of fun in the interim. A few days after Baedal’s original tweet went viral, the company served a lunch at its offices called the “Android Burger” — which, of course, featured a slice of cheese underneath the burger patty.

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