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On Apple, Unicode, and why there's a love hotel emoji on your smartphone

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Jul 2014, 06:47

We have smileys built right into smartphones' on-screen keyboards. All three major platforms – iOS, Android, and Windows Phone – offer hundreds of cute little pictures that can be inserted in chats, ranging from smiling and frowny faces to... a love hotel and a pile of poo. Have you ever wondered what's the story behind them? And why do we have the latter two symbols anyway?

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posted on 11 Jul 2014, 07:08

1. aayupanday (Posts: 580; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Pile of poo= Luck.
Hmm... Very interesting...

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 08:02

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


posted on 11 Jul 2014, 08:38

3. Settings (Posts: 2330; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)

Or just remove and tho the battery for Samsung devices.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 09:12

4. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2226; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)

I just wish the emoticons (that's what I call it) weren't exactly the same on all mobile OS's.

posted on 11 Jul 2014, 16:31

5. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)

Emoji my ass, it is emoticon long time before and for me it will remain as it is...

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