Nexus devices to snag new Android emoji next week along with new keyboard, fonts and more

Nexus devices to snag new Android emoji next week along with new keyboard, fonts and more
Stock Android Nexus devices will be the first to receive an update next week, containing new emoji. According to Android's Hiroshi Lockheimer, the new designs will be part of the Unicode 8.0 standard which has already been added by Apple in iOS 9.1. A tweet from the Android executive showed a Unicorn, a Lion's head and a Crab. He also wrote in a second tweet that the new emoji will require a "new keyboard, new font, new code." And that means that a system update is on the way.

Manufacturers are being sent the new font and the tech involved, so if you don't own a Nexus phone, you'll have to wait for the update. And there might be some interesting features coming. Lockheimer tweets that he doesn't want to "spoil all the surprises."

So if you own a Nexus device, prepare to expand your emoji options as soon as next week. And yeah, the new keyboard, font, and other surprises are sure to please as well. For other Android users, you might have to be patient before this update reaches your phone.


source: @lockheimer via Engadget

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