The latest guidelines from the Unicode Consortium feature reversible emoji, which could make their way to devices next year. Other notable candidates include superheroes, redheads, supervillains, puppy-eyed faces, and more.
Internet December 6, 2017
Apple has released the first developer beta for iOS 10.2, which includes full support for Unicode 9.0. New emoji added with the beta release of iOS 10.2 include the pregnant woman, bacon, avocado, shrug and face palm.
Apps/Software November 1, 2016
Google rolled out the Noto family font, and it contains a whopping 800 languages. The package is Unicode-friendly and was the result of five years of cooperation with Monotype.
Apps/Software October 7, 2016
Apple’s fall software update for iPhones and iPads iOS 10 will include more than 100 new emojis, including more representations for females and redesigns of existing characters.
Apps/Software August 1, 2016
Unicode approved 11 new emojis proposed by Google that feature more diverse professions for men and women in all skin tones.
Apps/Software July 15, 2016
The latest Unicode 9 standard rolled out just as scheduled, adding a slew of new options. New emoji include a face palm, rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL), drooling face, selfie, avocado and many more - 72 in total.
Apps/Software June 23, 2016
The Unicode Consortium removed the rifle emoji from its latest emoji update after hearing opposition from Apple and Microsoft. Code for the rifle will still exist but only as a black-and-white symbol, so it won't be supported on devices.
Apps/Software June 18, 2016
Unicode 9.0 will include 72 new emojis, such as an avocado, bacon, pancakes, a pregnant woman, a shrug and selfie, when it's released on June 21.
Apps/Software June 3, 2016
Employees at Google have submitted a proposal before the Unicode Consortium for the approval of 13 new emojis. These emojis represent professional women at the workplace and are in a bid to support gender equality.
Life & Style May 11, 2016
Google redesigned its emojis to include more human characters and skin tones, just like Apple.
Internet Culture April 18, 2016
This theory argues that there is really another meaning behind the sassy female emoji, which represents 'information desk person.'
Internet Culture April 12, 2016
Guinness wants the Unicode Consortium is bring more beer variety to the emoji keyboard by adding a dark stout.
Internet Culture March 9, 2016
Emojis are used on a daily basis, but many of us don't really know what some of the characters mean. We took a closer look at some of options to uncover their real meanings.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 27, 2016
The cheese character made the headlines of emoji news, and the middle finger icon made an even bigger splash than the dairy product. Now, it's time to welcome the well-loved bacon to the mix.
Apps/Software January 23, 2016
A campaign that is raising awareness for bowel cancer is petitioning Unicode, Apple and Google to feature a beard emoji in its next update.
Internet Culture November 9, 2015
The Unicode Consortium released a new set of emojis which shall be the official emojis of the latest Unicode 8.0 version. It includes an emoji for taco as a response to the numerous requests from taco lovers around the globe.
Apps/Software June 19, 2015
The wait is finally over. The latest version of Unicode, Unicode 8.0, went live on Wednesday and with it came a bunch of new emojis, including the taco.
Apps/Software June 17, 2015
After lamenting the difficulty in capturing the diversity of the human experience within emojis, the Unicode Consortium proposes new skin tones for characters. Unicode Version 8.0 could include five new modifiers for adjusting the hues of emojis.
Apps/Software November 4, 2014
For many, emojis are just little smiley faces that people send in text messages. Unfortunately, for many others, emojis don't actually represent them - though, following an update in 2015, the Unicode Consortium will fix that.
Internet Culture November 4, 2014
Ever wanted to send your friend a middle finger for being annoying, or levitating man in a cool business suit? This will soon become a possibility.
Internet June 18, 2014
The Unicode Consortium has published a document that shows what new icons will look like. The list includes some 2,834 new symbols, including a few eye-openers.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 18, 2014
Unicode has released the latest version of its characters and symbols standards, including 250 new emoji. Some of the new symbols may surprise you.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 17, 2014
When words aren't enough to mean what we want to say, there are emojis. And with the new Unicode 7.0 now available, we have 250 more pictographs to choose from.
Internet June 17, 2014
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