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Google to soon release 150 Unicode 8.0 Emojis update


Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) recently released updates for the WatchOS 2, iOS 9.1 and El Capitan 10.11.1 with tons of new emojis. Google, who isn’t any behind either, has also promised to release an update containing all of the emojis for the Android users. As for now, the iOS users are alienating the text messages with emojis seen as blocks to the other users.

The Unicode 8.0 was much anticipated in the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update; however, it now looks like that the Internet giant got a little motivated by the Apple Inc. The update, though, will only be releasing directly to the Nexus users and the third-party manufacturers who may further introduce the update to their users.

As known, the Unicode consortium has added emojis that now include, an inverted smiling face, zipped mouth, detective, suspicious face, money face and much more. All of these are yet another way by which we will be communicating with our friends, family or whatsoever.

More options are now available to enlighten the meaning of a sentence, including the greed for that money, now has a perfect face of ‘Money Emoji’.


Google has already apologized for not releasing the Unicode 8.0 or even making any change in the Unicode 7.0. Although, a promise has came out that an update will soon be released for the users that directly under the umbrella of Google Android.

However, if you are using a smartphone that is no longer supported, Google or third party company will not be releasing an update, but no need to worry as there are apps such as WhatsApp that are continuously upgraded to have an enhanced emoji experience. The only thing you need to consider here is the emojis that will be going on the social media and won’t be decoded by the mobile browser.

Not getting an emoji isn’t really big concern, but if we look around, millions of devices are running on an outdated version of the software, and sometimes those that are affected by several vulnerabilities.

Take the stage fright into consideration. There are millions of devices around the globe that are affected by this vulnerability, and there is no way the manufacturers are going to release an update to fix it.

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