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Android 6.0.1 Delivers Improved Set of Emoji

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Dec 7, 2015, 12:09 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Google is making Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow available to Nexus handsets starting today. The minor system update chiefly adds support for Unicode 8.0, which expands the selection of emoji significantly. Some of the emoji include food, hand gestures, sports, and weather. The update also adds a new keyboard, new font, and new code. Google said it gave the updated system code to its handset partners, but it is up to them to choose whether or not to use it. Android 6.0.1 will reach the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, and Nexus 6P phones in waves.

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Zpike

Dec 9, 2015, 10:10 AM
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Who cares

Android is stifling because of crap like this. Why isn't good multitasking functionality baked in? Why do I have to get a Samsung if I want useful multitasking? Why are bluetooth profiles such a pain in the ass to manage and keep working? Why can't android send content directly to chromecast without piggy backing off your home internet? Why can't the web browser load a full desktop version of a website to my quad HD screen as the default EVERY time without me EVER having to ask? Why can't I set a default program for a given action, and then use the context menus to select a different program when I feel like it, without having to remove the default first? Why can't I uninstall preinstalled crapware like Facebook without having to root my pho...
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Sams

Dec 7, 2015, 2:13 PM

Will it be backward compatible?

If I send a new emoji to an android 5 phone, what will they see?
Also, you didn't mention in the article if the Nexus 7 will get the update (I assume it will).
 
 
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