Google CEO Sundar Pichai On Burger Emoji Flop

Google’s cheese placement is stirring up a bit of controversy, according to news from CNN. Apparently, the tech firm’s version of a burger emoji displays the cheese slice placed below the meat patty, rather than on top.

Writer and media analyst Thomas Baekdal called attention to the culinary gaffe in an Oct. 28 tweet that quickly went viral.

“I think we need to have a discussion about how Google’s burger emoji is placing the cheese underneath the burger, while Apple puts it on top,” he wrote. Other twitter users adamantly agreed with Baekdal’s analysis, CNN stated.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai stepped into the ring next. In an Oct. 28 tweet, he said that he and his company will “drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this!”

CNN noted that, as of Monday (Oct. 30), the burger emoji remains unchanged.

The Unicode Consortium determines standard symbols for emoji and other software, CNN said. But companies like Google and Apple can come up with their own interpretations of those symbols, which is one of the reasons for this burger imbroglio. 

Android emoji were recently redesigned. Additionally, Apple teased hundreds of new emoji earlier this month. CNN also reported that some Twitter users believe Microsoft is the only company that gets the burger emoji correct.

“The burger emoji battle is fun, but let’s take a moment to point out that Microsoft is the only one that gets it completely right,” tweeted user Rich Woods.



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