Nearly everything outside of faces has been tweaked or entirely redrawn
Google delivers its Android and Chrome OS emoji through the open source Noto Emoji project, and its latest release is a big one. Our last update arrived back in September, and now this new revision is making tweaks all over: refining colors and textures, updating shading and positioning, and covering everything from numbers and symbols, to fruits and veggies.
In general, emoji that consist of a symbol on a square plate have had their colors toned down and have received a bit of gloss.
Google’s polishing up its emoji — probably for Android 12 was written by the awesome team at Android Police.