Apple has taken a step forward already, and Android will eventually catch up on emojis by adding more to their list. With the release of iOS 9.1, iPhone users have seen to a certain amount of fixes, wallpapers, and the aforementioned series of emojis. In the future, Android has announced that they would be doing the same.
However, don’t hold your breath until that happens. It’s a future and necessary update, though it remains to be seen when it will arrive. According to Google’s Android SVP, Hiroshi Lockheimer, they’re “working on it”. It has been claimed that they haven’t forgotten about their users. And their need for variety of emojis.
Android has been a little slow at adapting Unicode 8.0, so it remains to be seen when they will be ready for Unicode 9.0 when it comes out in the middle of 2016. More and more smiley faces, cliparts, foods, and characters are waiting, in order to help users express themselves better. If it does sound silly, it’s not.
Studies have shown that emojis are taking over a couple of key phrases, and have seen a significant growth in popularity. They’re easy, fun, and provide with a quick answer for most situations.
In the past, Android followed a similar path, by taking in the lead of iOS where the yellow-faced icons where concerned. It was a smooth way to keep a transition and communication between devices working well. It’s now likely that they would do the same in the future.
The iOS 9.1 includes new emojis, such as detective, unicorn, turkey, food emojis, weather emojis, and the more distinct middle finger. Android will catch up in the future, but not only to provide everyone with the proper means of virtually flipping the bird. It’s also not a matter of pride or competition, but an issue of assuring matching communication.
When one system has a slew of emojis or clipart that the other does not, it leads to certain discrepancies. It often results in a stretch of symbols that should otherwise be a colorful and self-describing icon. That makes for unfortunate displays when using a shared platform communicating with both types of operating systems.
No one finds it fun to be met with a string of dots, brackets and random letters. Instead, a nice new emoji would do the trick, or at least be much more efficient in describing a certain feeling, expression, action, food, job, or virtually everything else under the sun.
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