This week iPhone and iPad house owners have been, as soon as once more, greeted with an entire new set of emoji arriving in iOS 9.1. This marks but any other Unicode update (8.0) iOS customers get to revel in, whilst Android customers are nonetheless caught ready on the variety themed Unicode 7.0 update which gave the consumer the skill to make a choice pores and skin colour on choose emoji. In reality, iOS now formally has each and every unmarried emoji ever created, courting all the as far back as Unicode 1.1 from 1993 — now not a unmarried one has been unnoticed (despite a a movement to remove the gun emoji). Must be great.
Android customers? Well, in spite of seeing a logo new firmware arrive (Android 6.0 Marshmallow), we have been stunned to seek out no paintings were performed on assisting the new Unicode 7.0 or now, the 8.0 emoji. That intended on every occasion any person published the new emoji on social networks or in messaging apps (with the exception of WhatsApp that is all the time stored up to the moment), Android customers have been met with a clean field or not anything in any respect. But it is probably not that approach for lengthy.
For the ones dropping sleep pondering “When will Android get the new taco/hotdog/floating businessman emoji?” it turns out it may well be quickly. Newly appointed Android SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer apologized on Twitter the previous day however needs everybody to understand Google’s working on it. Of path, no particular dates or which particular Android model with the intention to introduce the new emoji used to be discussed, however optimistically they’re making this a concern given we’re now formally 2 Unicode updates at the back of.
With Unicode 9.0 slated to reach in mid-2016 — which might come with paella, face palm, or even a bit of cowboy hat dressed in emoji — we will be able to most effective wish Google appoints a few kind of new emoji division inside of Android to care for this stuff. Even then, you must needless to say it can take an extended whilst prior to Android firmware updates trickle right down to non-Nexus hardware, or even longer if in case you have a service branded software.
For a video showcasing each and every new emoji arriving in Unicode 8.0 (and iOS 9.1 customers), take a look at Emojipedia’s video down beneath. Which is your favourite?