The Checkered Flag
The Checkered Flag features alternating white and black squares much like a flag you might see at the beginning or ending of a sports race. This iconic flag was first released with the Japanese non standardized emoji set. Apple later incorporated the Checkered Flag emoji during their iPhone iOS 2.2 update as an unlockable feature. The Checkered Flags’ underlying code has only gone through one alteration during the Apple iOS 5 / OSX 10.7 update.
The Triangular Flag
The Triangular Flag emoji reminds you of a flag representing a golf hole pin marking on the iconic putters green. This emoji was not included in the launch of the Japanese standardized emoji set nor in the Apple iPhone original emoji release. The Triangular Flag emoji first appeared after Apple iPhone’s OSX / iOS 5 update.
The Canada Flag
The Canada Flag emoji represents the Canadian people. Unlike most other emojis, the Canada Flag was not incorporated in the first Apple emoji released. The Canada Flag first appeared after the iPhone’s OSX / iOS 8.3 update.
The Brazil Flag
The Brazil Flag emoji represents the country of Brazil and all of its citizens. The Brazil Flag emoji icon made its first appearance during the Apple iPhone’s OSX / iOS 8.3 update.
The Belgium Flag
The Belgium Flag emoji represents and recognizes the country of Belgium. This emoji was first released during the OSX / iOS 8.3 update.
The Austria Flag
The Austria Flag emoji represents and recognizes the country of Austria. Much like the last few emoji icons stated above, the Austria Flag did not appear in the Apple iPhone emoji collection until the OSX / iOS 8.3 update.
The Australia Flag
The Australia Flag emoji represents and recognizes the country of Australia. The Australia Flag emoji, much like the other flag emoji icons, was not incorporated within the Japanese non standardized emoji set release nor within the first Apple iPhone emoji collection. The Australia Flag emoji icon was first introduced during the iPhone OSX / iOS 8.3 update.
The Denmark Flag
The Denmark Flag emoji represents and recognized the country of Denmark. The Denmark Flag emoji icon was not released until after the Apple iPhone OSX / iOS 8.3 update.
The Japan Flag
The Japan Flag emoji represents the country of Japan and the Japanese people. It is easily recognizable by its iconic rising sun symbol. The Japan Flag emoji icon was first released in the Japanese non standardized emoji set and in the original release of the Apple iPhone emoji collection as an unlockable feature. The Japan Flag emoji underlying code has only been altered once since, during the iPhone iOS 5 / OSX 10.7 update.
The Russia Flag
The Russia Flag emoji represents and recognizes the country along with the Russian people. The Russia emoji icon was released with the original Japanese non standardized set of emojis along with the first launch of the Apple iPhone emojis as an unlockable feature. The Russia Flag emoji underlying code has been changed only once after the iPhones iOS 5 / OSX 10.7 update.
The United States Flag
The United States Flag emoji is fairly easy to recognize with its iconic red, white, and blue stripes. The Japanese non standardized emoji set included the United States Flag emoji within its first launch as did the Apple iPhone during its 2.2 update. The United States emoji icon has undergone only one underlying code alternation during the iOS 5 / OSX 10.7 update.