Seriously Google, No One Builds A Cheeseburger Like That
The discussion kicked off this weekend with the following tweet regarding Google's cheeseburger emoji:
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
See anything wrong here? Apparently, Google didn't get the memo about the proper placement of the cheese on the burger. The mere image of Google's burger sent both regular burger connoisseurs and foodies alike into fits of [mock] rage over the faux pas. For starters, the cheese should be on top of the burger (don't question me on this – this is a fact!), while the cheese should be insulated from the top bun by tomatoes and/or lettuce.
The reactions that this Google emoji provoked from folks around the globe were both humorous and informative, to say the least:
Obviously, cheese must be on top of meat. But lettuce must be insulated by the tomato - so both are in the wrong.— Tero Kuittinen (@teroterotero) October 28, 2017
basically this pic.twitter.com/nTimOlvbay— Saikyo Ninja KeiyosX (@KeiyosX) October 29, 2017
As for how all software platforms and device OEMs handle the burger emoji, take a look at this lineup from Emojipedia:
So, what exactly is Google's stance on the topic, now that its "taste" has been called into question with regards to the proper representation of a cheeseburger? Google CEO Sundar Pinchai decided to chime in via Twitter:
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
At least Pincahi can take the time to find humor in all of this attention, even if we’re sure that he has far bigger fish to fry during his daily duties running Google. HotHardware readers, tell us in the comments below how you like your burgers constructed.