Google CEO Sundar Pichai is addressing one of the most important issues his company is facing—the cheeseburger emoji.
If you are an emoji aficionado, you may have noticed that there is a slight difference between the Apple and Google cheeseburger emoji. The two emojis look exactly like their namesake, a cheeseburger, but there is one major difference: Apple’s cheeseburger emoji has the cheese on top of the patty (like any good cheeseburger does) but Google’s version has it at the bottom, right under the patty.
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 pic.twitter.com/PgXmCkY3Yc
— Thomas Baekdal (@baekdal) October 28, 2017
A Twitter user brought this egregious oversight on Google’s part to Sundar Pichai’s attention over the weekend, and the issue will be remedied as soon as possible. Here is Pichai’s response to the question.
Will drop everything else we are doing and address on Monday:) if folks can agree on the correct way to do this! https://t.co/dXRuZnX1Ag
— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) October 29, 2017
Pichai stated that he will fix the issue when we agree on the correct way to do it, but I think we can all agree that the cheese goes on top. The best way to get delicious melted cheese is to place it on top of the patty while it is cooking. Everyone from In-N-Out to the Krusty Krab does this. It’s a tried and true formula that Google blatantly ignored and should fix right away. We commend Sundar Pichai for taking the matter seriously and fixing it as soon as possible.
To Google’s credit, it is not the worst offender of the cheeseburger emoji. Samsung places the cheese on top of the lettuce, completely separate of the patty. You will get absolutely no melted cheese with that burger, completely ruining the experience. Shame on you, Samsung.
We’ll continue to monitor the Google emoji updates to see when it revises its cheeseburger emoji with the correct cheese placement.