Regional flags Emoji might soon be a thing
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Said regional flags include countries that are part of the United Kingdom, such as Scotland and England, as well as states of the US. So, we could be seeing a California flag Emoji soon. However, different vendors won't be forced to support these new Emoji if they are approved. This means that not all platforms that run that version of Unicode will necessarily support regional flags Emoji and there might be differences between the level of support offered by Apple and Google, for example.
The proposed update will be up for public review until January 16, 2017. It is not yet known when the new version of Unicode will be released, but it's believed it will be in the beginning of next year.