Android New Emojis Confirmed; Middle Finger Included Like iOS?

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Apple users have always seemed to enjoy the latest software and Application updates well in advance compared to any other brand users. This time, Apple users will be the first to use 150 new emojis this week. A host of new emjois landed on iPhones and iPads with the iOS 9.1 update, including middle fingers, unicorns and tacos, notes Digital Trends

On other occasions, Android users contain themselves with just ogling at the latest innovations the Apple users have been gifted. But fortunately now, the Android users will also be a part of the cool clan using emojis.

According to Techradar, Senior VP of Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer, tweeted that the company is working on the case.

“So I have a feeling y’all want new emojis?” Lockheimer tweeted.

He thanked users for their feedback, before saying “We’re on it!” and apologizing for not having new emojis sooner.

As quoted by Techradar, “We have no idea when theses new emojis will be landing on Android, nor do we know what these emojis will be (though we assume a middle finger will be present). All we know is that Google’s Android team is working on new emojis and that it is listening to its users’ requests.”

Emojis have become a part of our everyday conversations and it seems unfair when an Android user is unable to understand a symbol that has been sent from an Apple device. Agreeing with Tech Times we indeed believe that access to emojis may seem like a trivial issue but on the other hand, it is a matter of concern to many users.

The thing is, how can an Android user completely understand an iOS user after the later sent a taco emoji when all the Android user can see is an empty box? And when and if an iOS user decided to send tacos, burritos, unicorns and even middle fingers emojis all at the same time, an Android user will never make sense of anything but an array of empty boxes confronting him on his phone screen.

Rooted Android users who can’t wait for the official rollout of new emojis can download an app called Emoji Switcher. However, this workaround appears to be hit or miss for now, notes Digital Trends


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