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June 23, 2017

These are the 56 new Android emoji

Back in March, the Unicode Consortium shared a list of emoji that might be included in the big Emoji 5.0 update. The list has now been finalized and includes a total of 56 emojis.

Among these are a bunch of animals including a zebra, giraffe, and hedgehog, a few dinosaurs including a t-rex and sauropod, as well as other interesting creatures like a genie, elf, vampire, and more. There’s also some additional symbols included, like the one for Bitcoin. You can check out the full list down below.

So, when will you get the new emojis on your device? It really depends, as each manufacturer has to roll out the update to its devices, so it’s impossible to say when [...]

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February 4, 2017

Emoji all the things! WhatsApp beta gets new Android 7.1 emoji

Remember the new Unicode 9.0 emoji that debuted in Android 7.1 and iOS 10.2? Well, they’re not unique to any particular OS version, so WhatsApp beta has just updated its emoji list to include all your favorite new emoji including bacon, facepalm, selfie and a wee dram of whisky.

See also: Android emoji – everything you need to know 1 week ago

Gender equality and professions shared by both men and women have now been added to WhatsApp’s beta app, including skin tone variations and a more anthropomorphic look. So whether you’re a female coder, male hairdresser or Indian doctor, you’ve now got a WhatsApp emoji that represents you.

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January 28, 2017

Android emoji – everything you need to know

Emoji seem to have taken over the world, with emoticons quickly becoming a dying tongue around the inter webs. And for good reason; these little icons offer a convenient and friendly way to express emotions. Even turds look cute when pictured as emoji!

But what about us Android users and enthusiasts? You may recall that for a while emoji just showed up as lame squares, and in some cases that continues to be the case. This is because the first major phone maker to adopt these was Apple, in an attempt to attract more users from Japan (where emoji first became popular). It didn’t take long for this to explode and become the amazingly popular trend it now is, with most [...]

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January 26, 2017

Emoji descriptions for Android apps may lead to more downloads

Emojis, whether you like them or not, have become extremely popular in this mobile-based world. We see them in instant messages, emails, and on our social networking accounts. You simply can’t get away from seeing these icons. But are they useful for more than just messages? According to a new study, they could be used to boost downloads of Android apps in the Google Play Store.

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As part of a test, app developer Novoda inserted the rocket emoji at the end of the short description of the CCleaner app, because that brief report is seen by most people who browse apps in the store. It used the A/B testing tool in [...]

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