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The emojis are coming! The (newer) emojis are coming!

Microsoft update: Ninjas, ghosts and poos

Know who's not impressed?

Three words: New. Ninja. Cats.

Dizzy face

Know who's really not into it?

NEW new Android N emojis

Microsoft drama queens

Upcoming Android animals: This gecko lizard

Microsoft animals ...

New Android people

That includes this running guy, and even ...

Santa, and ...

The handy woman at the help desk.

New shades at Microsoft

Android's "shallow pan of food"

Other Google additions include the avocado ...

Stuffed flatbread ...

... and this squid.

No more gray baby

Paint it black

Upcoming for Android: No more paper-doll families!

New emojis are reportedly on their way from Google for Android N, as well as an upcoming Windows update. Among those, here are our favorites so far, including this fresh version of the poo for Android N. The upcoming poo gets a wider smile in its latest iteration.

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Microsoft's next update is expected to see a refresh of its emojis. The biggest change: A solid black line around the graphics, making them easier to see on most backgrounds ... and a smiling poo, too.

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This future Android ghost emoji.

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People who closely follow Windows may already know about these guys, but for the rest of you: As part of the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update, a cat emoji plus an emoji of [insert random other thing] will equal ... ninja cats! And in boldface! You're welcome.

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The lopsided expression emojis on Google/Android, such as the dizzy face, will look more like perfectly sculpted, symmetrical gumdrops.

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The unamused face, which is getting a slightly more reserved look.

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Nausea, ROFLing, drooling, lying and sneezing ... if you're doing any of these things, you will now be able to text as much with these upcoming emojis.

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Here's what some of the expression emojis will look in the coming Windows anniversary update.

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We cannot get enough of the feet.

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... are also getting a totally new look.

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Some of the shapeless Android emojis will be replaced with actual human beings, each of which will have various skin-tone options.

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Here are the new people-head emojis coming from Microsoft, with support for various skin tones.

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The name of the emoji may not be all that tasty, but the graphic sure is.

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That said, the new universal color for people via Microsoft will be yellow.

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Finally: Android users will get a black heart, perfect for breakup texts.

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Finally!

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