Tag Archive: emoji


Samsung Experience 9.0 makes emoji on Galaxy devices less awful

Seriously, what was going on with that grimacing face?

Depending on what phone you have, chances are the emoji on your handset look slightly different when compared to the ones on your friends and family members’ phones. A lot of companies have their own unique art style when it comes to emoji, and Samsung is one of them that tended to abuse this trend.

The Samsung Experience 9.0 / Android Oreo update is now rolling out to  [Read More…]

This year’s 157 new emoji include kangaroos, toilet paper, feet, and more

2018 is the year of red-headed emoji.

Although they’re easy to make fun of, emoji have quickly become a standard addition to text-based communication. They’re something I use every single day when talking to both friends and work colleagues, and in 2018, the world will be graced (or cursed) with 157 more of them.

The new emoji for 2018 are part of Emoji 11.0, and they’ll be released with Unicode 11.0 this June. I won’t go through every  [Read More…]

WhatsApp is unveiling its own emoji, but they look a lot like the iPhone’s

WhatsApp has unveiled its own emoji, starting with the Android app.

Love them or hate them, emoji are a great way to convey meaning with text messages. With plain text, it can be difficult to gauge someone’s emotions. Emoji can be used to better understand the messages intent, or at least make the message prettier. Because of their expressive nature, emoji are often updated to reflect different moods.

Emojipedia reports that WhatsApp has begun using  [Read More…]

Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard lets you get creative while you chat (Review)

Overview If you like to spice up your online conversation with creative stickers and GIFs, then you’ll be glad to know there are dedicated apps out there which offer access to entire libraries of fun stickers. This is the case of Sticker Market: Emoji Keyboard, a fun little app designed to replace your standard keyboard […]

Everything you need to know about Android Oreo emoji, fonts, and icons

Android Oreo is about more than big, sweeping changes this year — it’s also about fixing some of Android smaller-but-stickier problems.

Android Oreo is coming out of Developer Previews soon, and with it comes a lot of beautiful, customization-friendly changes for Android users and developers in regards to emoji, fonts, and icons. Emoji are getting a sorely-needed upgrade in more ways than one. Fonts are getting more easy to integrate and implement for developers. App icons are  [Read More…]

Disney Emoji Blitz perfectly captures Android’s emoji problem

Emoji are really, really complicated, and they don’t need to be.

Emoji are supposed to be easy, cute, and even fun. They’re whimsical ways to communicate with your friends, allowing you to create and converse in sometimes-cryptic pictographic codes. Emoji can say a million things, and while they should translate across platforms and people easily, the truth is, they don’t, especially on Android. This is doubly true for custom emoji keyboards on Android, which are all either  [Read More…]

From blah to blob: The history of Android emoji

A reflection on the yellow-bellied emoji that many of us have come to love over the years.

If you’ve been following along with what’s to come in Android O, then you’ve likely heard that Google is retiring its line of blob-like emoji. Plenty of loyal Android users have expressed their joy over the upgrade to circular emoji, conforming to the rest of the emoji standards set forth in the mobile world, but there is also a host  [Read More…]

Allo’s next trick: Turning your selfies into emoji

The new features takes advantage of Google’s machine learning abilities to make a set of stickers based on your face.

Feel like your feelings could better be expressed through emoji that look like you? Well, you’re in luck if you’re an Allo user. The latest update comes with a feature that turns your selfie into a reusable sticker.

The feature was announced in an official Google blog, and then confirmed in an  [Read More…]

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will have 646 new emoji

The newly launched Galaxy smartphones are shipping with Nougat, making them the first Samsung smartphones to include the new Emoji 4.0 right out of the box.

It’s always fun to see the way different companies design their version of emoji. Google may have announced new and additional emoji for Android Nougat last year, but Samsung was slow to keep up. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first to ship with the new emoji right out of  [Read More…]

Massive emoji update slated for June includes zombies, dinosaurs, vampires, and more

Get ready for a whole lot of new emoji.

The Unicode consortium has released a draft of the Emoji 5.0 update, which includes 69 new emoji that will be released in June 2017. The new additions include a T-Rex, fairies, mages, zombies, vampires, genies, mermaids, a breastfeeding woman, curling stone, and more.

The folks at Emojipedia have a comprehensive list of the new emoji, so head on down there if you’re interested in taking a look  [Read More…]