SVP Lockheimer says Android is working on new emoji

SVP Lockheimer says Android is working on new emoji
Hiroshi Lockheimer has just been promoted to SVP of Android by Sundar Pichai. So what important business is the Android team working on at the moment? Is it developing a new feature for the platform that will allow battery life to triple? Did the team discover a fool-proof auto-correct algorithm? A tweet from the executive reveals that Android is working on something he knows that users are craving: new emoji.

Perhaps this is the response from Google after seeing how much attention Apple received from its new emoji line-up that was part of the iOS 9.1 update. Besides a hot dog, burrito and a bottle of champagne, Apple included the middle finger salute, which pretty much guaranteed a response from smartphone users.

The Android SVP hasn't hinted at a timeframe for the arrival of the new emoji, merely stating that Android is in the process of working on it. Any particular emoji that you would like to see offered by Android?

source: @lockheimer via AndroidandMe


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