I am a new Android user and I HATE the android smileys. They look so damn freaky to me. Who's idea was it to remove the normal simleys we used for years. Is there any way to get those on my Samsung Galaxy S3 without having to use another app completely for texting. I miss the normal smileys I had on my blackberry and Iphone. Someone please help me. Note to Android makers this really sucks. Why did you have to go and change it. IF IT AINT BROKE THEN DONT FIX IT!!!!!!!! ughhhh
- 08-22-2012, 02:55 AM #2
well the simple answer is: you're using a different platform, so you won't be able to find the ones you had before.
the better answer is: i downloaded an app called "go keyboard" and it has more normal looking smileys built in. also, download emoji icons if you can. i had them for my iphone. not sure how it works on android.
thanks for the respond my whole issue is i dont want to have to use a different app to text those normaly yellow smileys. i downloaded go sms and for some reason it had my phone acting funny.i dont know why. i know android blackberry and iphone are all different platforms but why cant we all just use the same yellow simelys in the text app thats already on the phone. Those other downloads only work if the person you are sending it to has the same app. Then and only then wiil they be able to see the smileys. ugh
- 08-27-2012, 06:55 PM #4
the thing about android is that different apps and software run differently on different models. it's not blackberry or iphone where one app works on any model across the board.
so what works for one phone model might not work for another. it is what it is.
I read your other post too, and honestly is it THAT much of a problem? that little green guy kinda grows on you after a while.
- 09-04-2012, 07:58 PM #5
I am a new user to the S3 and I agree that these green aliens are not only ugly, but are hard to distinguish between the different faces. Sometimes it is good to leave enough alone. I am having enough issues trying to get this phone to be useful in a work environment which IMHO Android is still not ready for prime time
- 09-05-2012, 06:26 PM #6
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- 01-20-2013, 12:49 PM #8
I totally agree that android smylis are very very ugly smilys should be emotionic. i was using old sony ericcson (w810i, k530 etc) and they had those yellow smilys very very cute and vey nice to see them but i totally hate these android robot smilys. i want to change these smylis so badly :<
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- 01-23-2013, 10:19 AM #10
I have to agree... "Andy" regardless if mascot or alien is the worst smiley face. He IS ugly, and plain ol' stupid looking. But as another user said, you just can't distinguish what face it is... what is the point trying to use emoticons to present your message in the tone you want if you can't reasonably use/recognize them?? Don't take it personally, but PLEASE let it be known up the ladder. This is only a sampling of many users! It's dumb -- and something that Android should at least let you have an option of changing without having to download a new app.
I've just switched after using Blackberries for years (switch forced by carrier, NOT by choice. And ... although Android offers customization... this is about the 8th or 9th thing that I cannot customize that should be BASELINED into your SW. Dumb dumb dumb! And "ANDY" doesn't even have a THUMBS DOWN! < eye roll >
- 01-24-2013, 03:24 PM #11
Well, add me to the list of people who absolutely, unequivocally, HATE these droid emoticons! Hate them, hate them, hate them! Hence the reason I am here. I agree that besides them being uberugly, they are hard to distinguish. What is the point of an emoticon when you can't see the daggone emotion???
And I too am like the other users, I do not want to use a different app for messages. I just want the cute, yellow emoticons back. (Arms crossed and pouting with my tears)
- 01-24-2013, 08:18 PM #12
- 01-25-2013, 09:37 AM #13
Although I agree that the smileys suck, I think people are making a bigger deal than it really is, everyone needs to step back from that ledge lol. I agree w/ Shenette though, if I had the option to vote for emoticons i'd rather have the yellow smiley faces.
My ultimate wish would be to be able to upload your own in there, a long time ago, when I used to use MSN messenger, I was able to save emoticons from forums boards and use them/upload them in MSN messenger. The person on the other side would be able to see them when i sent them. this was awesome cause I had really funny ones and people would ask me how i did it.
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- 04-05-2013, 07:10 PM #16
Using a different Keyboard does not solve this issue. I previously had a Droid Razr Max - both the default keyboard and the one I downloaded - "Smart Keyboard" had normal, yellow Smileys.
Now I'm on Samsung Galaxy S3, and not only does the default keyboard have the dumb, green Smileys, but the APP Smart Keyboard has them as WELL. So somehow the phone is forcing Green Smileys...even on a different Keyboard. Ugggghhhhh : (
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- 04-09-2013, 10:02 AM #18
As for "ready for primetime" there are millions of these phones in the hands of business users. What issues are you having? If you expect it to work like a BlackBerry, then you're out of luck. No two platforms are going to work the same way. But if you have specific issues you'd like help with, I'd suggest starting a new thread with the proper subject line rather than taking this one off-topic.
- 04-10-2013, 11:29 AM #19
I can't see the facial expressions on the Droid smileys. Tried changing the keyboard, but I am addicted to Swype. I'm not so worried about what I'm sending out, it's the text I'm receiving. I can't read the sender's emoticons. I have a Samsung ll Rocket. Got into applications, but I don't have applications settings for smileys. Any other ideas? I"m really grateful.
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