Fresh New Emoji Are Coming To Android

Fresh New Emoji Are Coming To Android With Next Update

Google’s Hiroshi Lockheimer has announced on Twitter that fresh new emoji are coming to Android starting next week as part of a new system update to the operating system. The update will be rolled out first to Nexus devices. The update will add an updated keyboard and font to Android OS.

The new system update will bring Unicode 8.0 characters to Android OS, much like what see in Apple’s iOS 9.1. Lockheimer’s tweet includes a screenshot of a unicorn, lion and crab emoji cementing the fact that Unicode 8.0 characters will be coming to the platform.

Currently, Android devices use Unicode 6.0 emoji. Notably, when iOS 9.1 introduced Unicode 8.0 back in October, Lockheimer had teased that the same would be coming to Android as well in the near future.

Moreover, Lockheimer has confirmed that Nexus devices which get updates directly from Google will be the first to get the new system update. As for other Android devices, Lockheimer said “OEMs will decide their own update schedules.”

Google recently launched its new Nexus devices for the year 2016, aka Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P which have been built by LG and Huawei respectively. More importantly, the new Nexus phones are vessels holding Google’s very latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow update which brings in key productivity and longevity elements to phones that support it.

Focus is on improving productivity via features like Google Now on Tap while features like Doze have been built to improve battery life.

Google’s Nexus devices hold the reputation of being the first of the lot to get latest updates immediately after Google pushes them out. It’s no surprise that the new system update scheduled for next week will hit Nexus devices before any other Android device. Also, it’s noteworthy that Google wants to stay at par with Apple’s iOS, in that earlier it was a good two iterations behind it in terms of Unicode.

The new update will bring its closer to iOS 9.1 and help make things even for Android users.


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