Sprint HTC One: Emojis in 4.4.2
I updated my Sprint HTC One to Kit Kat (4.4.2) a few minutes ago. My impetus was actually the emojis! I opened my stock text app, texted an iphone friend about 7 emojis and asked him to do the same for me (with the same emojis). We both could only see one of the seven emojis--the snowflake. The rest showed up as question marks (him to me and me to him). I thought they were supposed to be cross-compatible? Am I missing something?
UPDATE: I think I found the culprit. I use Google Voice. It wasn't obviously apparent, but I found this line deep in a search forum: "Unfortunately, Google voice does not support unicode characers. Only ANSII. Emoji, which are unicode, are consequently stripped out of the message, leaving behind the diamonds and question marks." Am I reading correctly that this means I would have to turn off Google Voice in order for emojis to send and receive correctly? If so, are there any other great replacements for Google Voice? I love GV for three reasons: can type texts on the computer, can receive texts/voicemails on the computer, keeps a nice catalog of all texts ever sent and is searchable.