Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll-out brings 200+ emoji to Nexus devices

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow roll-out brings 200+ emoji to Nexus devices
Love or loathe emoji characters, they're an inescapable symbol of our times. From the traditional smiley face to the middle finger, there's no shortage of selection. Nothing says "I can't be bothered to proceed with this conversation" quite as politely as the thumbs-up emoji, while the many different shades of heart are often utilized to express affection. Still, there's always room for a few more, and with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on its way out to Nexus smartphones and tablets, owners of updated devices will be furnished with some 200 additional emoji. 

From the much-devoured taco to the mystical unicorn, a deluge of new emoji will soon grace Nexus devices far and wide. Those who've interacted with an iPhone or iPad in recent times will probably be familiar with many of the new arrivals, since Apple's mobile software beat Android to the draw a couple of months back with the introduction of iOS 9.1. 

Aside from the emoji support, there are one or two minor adjustments to mull over with Android 6.0.1. Notably, it's the official Android security update for the month of December, so should offer a few out-of-sight tweaks to keep the ship running tightly.

As for features that can be seen, Android 6.0.1 makes a small change to the navigation bar on tablets. The 'back' and 'home' buttons are situated on the left-hand side, with 'overview' stuck on the right, in a move that seemingly makes it easier to access these buttons with thumbs. 

The Do Not Disturb feature is the other notable aspect to receive attention, with a return for the 'until next alarm' feature that first appeared with Android 5.1

source: Ars Technica



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can we get 6.0 on the note 5, c'mon man.

5. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

*rolls eyes* Nexus owner here xD. Though I'm going to be in the same wagon soon, I opted out of Nexus line this iteration :/

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31658; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Supposedly Samsung is supposed to roll it out for the Galaxy Note 5 in December, so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

2. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

ugh those ugly yellow turds

11. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014


3. Rager722 unregistered

HTC has the best emojis for android, not like these ugly nexus or Samsung ones.

4. phonegeek2

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

i i will tell you one thing is for sure. i have unlocked and rooted my nexus 6 and downloaded the ios emoticons for my phone., that's the one reason why i won''t re lock the phone back down and update to marshmallow just yet.i love android just like any other nexus lover does, but the emoticons just suck . the ios ones are just that much better!

8. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

What's the appeal of emoji? They seem childish to me.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Middle Finger......FY

10. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

so when the galaxy s6 gets 6.0 in january, it won't have any of these now emojis? *sigh*

12. Unordinary unregistered

Now my Android friends can see the middle finger :D

13. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I'm glad to see all these changes! Stock Android emojis were terrible, but now they're a little better. Maybe now we'll get the diverse skin tones!

14. senseiJ

Posts: 172; Member since: May 02, 2015

Can't they just use the ones from ios. These are horrible. And don't get me started with sammy's version.

15. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

No skin tones with the new Emoji. So, if someone from iOS sends you one, it's going to show up as a box with an x in it. Oh well.

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