No less than 157 emojis are coming to Android and iOS in 2018

No less than 157 emojis are coming to Android and iOS in 2018
Back in December, Unicode presented those interested with an expanded list of emojis that might be coming to mobile platforms like Android and iOS this year. The list wasn't final, so we had to wait two more months for the Unicode Consortium to publish the list of characters that smartphone makers can include on their devices.

Dubbed Emoji 11.0, the list contains no less than 157 emojis that you might see on Android and iOS devices in the second half of the year. One interesting fact is that the list includes emojis with different hair color and style for the first time: red hair, white hair, curly hair, and even baldness.

There's no point in listing them all here, but you can check out the video embedded for some highlights, as well as the source link for the entire list.

It's unclear whether or not the reversible emojis will make it in this release. Although they are listed in the announcement, there's no mention of which of the new emojis can have their direction changed.

source: Unicode via Emojipedia



1. apple-rulz

Posts: 2178; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

I love emojis and use them almost constantly when texting. Apple has the best selection.

7. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Many of the new emojis are actually much needed! I love how speedy Apple sends out emoji packs. I just wish Android's updates separates the emojis from the rest of the software package cause they have this horrible 2 year policy and updates are painstakingly slow (sans Pixel/Nexus), I don't think it's too much to ask..

14. baldilocks

Posts: 1535; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

My phone is running Android 8 and has all of the Emoji....

3. tedkord

Posts: 17389; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Maybe less emojis (emojii?), more useful features.

5. mootu

Posts: 1527; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Emoji's are ok. If your a 9 year old girl.

19. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

remember to tip your fedora, man

6. alias3800

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

“coming to android”

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2278; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

The best designed emojis were in Android Marshmallow.

17. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Finally, the mango emoticon!

20. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

At 00:09 ,they show an emoji with 4 hearts and write "Smiley with three hearts" The emojies are increasing in number and I think it is becoming harder and harder to find one.

21. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

This must be the least important tech news of all time!

23. Tipus

Posts: 893; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Emojis.. yeah, very important feature :)))

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

says the guy who types in emoticon style ala Yahoo Messenger a.k.a the dead messenger

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