So far as we can tell, Google’s just announcing 2017’s EmojiCompat over again as part of Appcompat
A new Android release usually means new Emoji, and Android 12 is no different. Google has just announced that it’s rolling out the changes we spotted yesterday in Android 12 and other Google services like Gmail, Chat, and Chrome OS. That includes 992 redesigned emoji and some of the new (delayed) ones in the Unicode 14.0 standard. Google also tells us that apps will soon be able to harness new emoji separately from system updates.
Android 12 is getting new emoji, and Google’s making familiar promises about decoupling them from future updates was written by the awesome team at Android Police.