Twitter Changing Up Emoji to Improve Experience On Android Phones
Twitter is dropping support for native emojis from platform vendors such as Google and Samsung in its Android app and replacing them with Twemoji. At issue is compatibility with old devices. Phones running Android 7.x and below often have trouble displaying updated emoji and instead show generic characters instead of the intended graphic. Twitter is adopting Twemoji for its Android app, targeting devices running Android 4.x KitKat through 7.x Nougat. Android devices running Android 8 Oreo should not experience a change, as Oreo includes native support for the latest emoji. Twitter confirmed to Emojipedia that it has been testing the switch to Twemoji with select users since March and is now rolling it out for all users of the official Twitter app. The change also brings the Android app inline with what users see on Twitter.com.
Mar 16, 2018
Samsung today said those who buy the Galaxy S9 or S9+ smartphones will have access to classic Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse via the phones' cameras. The pair of mice are brought to life in the S9/S9+ device thanks to Samsung's AR Emoji, which uses the front-facing camera to help people animate characters and more.
Jul 31, 2018
Samsung has made new AR emoji stickers available to its Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones. Owners of these devices can download an AR pack that contains characters from Disney's movie "Frozen," including Elsa, Anna, Olaf and Kristoff.
Sep 19, 2018
Samsung has made several new AR Emoji characters available to the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note9. The new animated emoji come from Disney's movie Zootopia and include Judy Hopps, Nick Wilde, and Flash.
Feb 8, 2018
The emoji that will appear in Unicode 11.0 have been finalized, according to the Unicode Consortium, and new options will be available for hair, skin, and gender. Some 157 new characters are included in Unicode 11.0.