Here are the emojis that will likely hit Nexus devices next week: taco, burrito, and middle finger galore

Earlier this week, senior VP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer spilled the beans that Nexus devices will not only receive a handful of new emojis, but also a system update with a new keyboard, a fresh new font, and probably something else, too. 

All of this will be courtesy of an update to the Unicode standard. Unicode 8.0 will deliver the fresh new goods. The more memorable of you probably recall that Unicode 8.0 was adopted by Apple more than a month and a half ago, when iOS users were treated to a hefty amount of new emojis alongside iOS 9.1

Well, many of the new emojis that are set to arrive on Android are quite similar to the iOS 9.1 ones. Prepare to send taco, burrito, champagne, popcorn, and middle finger emojis to your friends!

How do we know that? Well, Reddit user d0t1q noticed that the desktop version of Google's Hangouts has had its static content updated from v5 to v6. A script was then used to pull all emojis from the new version, and these were compared with the older, v5 emojis. 

Ta-da, the newcomers are no longer a secret. You can check them out in the gallery below, but have in mind that they are of lowly quality. Also have in mind that this is no official info.

source: Reddit (1), (2)



1. Illuminati007

Posts: 16; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Finally a replacement for _!_

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iOS has the best looking emojis hands down. Emojis on TW would come second.

2. Zackd44

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

How will people with older phones be able to get these? Other than by getting a new phone. Will they be downloadable to 4.4 phones?

3. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Pretty sure it will have to be a system wide Android update to make it compliant with Unicode 8.0

8. schultzter

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 20, 2015

I'm not sure if it's the whole system or just the font that needs to be updated. Of course if you're using the Android or OEM font then a system update may be required - and that might mean your carrier has to approve it. So if you're rockin' an older handset then you'll probably be out of luck (and be left feeling _!_)

4. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Glad I'm finally going to get useful updates on my Nexus 5.

5. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Awww yissss

6. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

they're soooooo ugly

7. joseg81

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

when can we stop using the lil yellow turd emojis?? it would be nice if that was the big surprise, no more yellow turds!

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