- 12-19-2013, 01:54 AM #2
The phone's always been able to send them, just not display them. In 4.3 emojis are now built into the system font, so they can be displayed (and still sent). However, you need a keyboard that can do that. Now, I'm not sure if with the 4.3 update the Samsung Keyboard also got updated, but if it did, it SHOULD have emoji support. If not, you can download other options like SwiftKey (emoji is currently only supported on the Beta version, though) or Emoji Keyboard.
- 12-19-2013, 08:18 AM #3
- 12-19-2013, 08:41 AM #4
- 12-19-2013, 01:02 PM #6
From their description on the Play Store:
• Emoji entry point and layouts (Android 4.4, KitKat or later)
SwiftKey will have emoji soon (in beta now), but it uses the system emoji font, which - as stated - isn't that good on Android.
- 12-20-2013, 12:01 AM #8
Yup, the emoji on the Samsung updated keyboard look good. The default Android system font is awful in Black and White, and in KitKat things are just worse; sure, they are now in color but they're the worst designed emojis ever! That Hangouts mascot thingy is just hideous, and most of the time the emojis it's supposed to be emulating, just don't reflect what the same emoji looks like on other systems.
- 12-20-2013, 01:13 PM #9
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The Hangouts emojis are a poor knock-off of the WhatsApp ones - you'd think Google could do a better job than that. If they can buy Boston Robotics (no obvious Android benefit) you'd think they could invest a little more in something like this.
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- 12-22-2013, 08:26 AM #10
- 16 Posts
Sorry I didn't answer sooner.
If you long-press the bottom right key (the arrow that points to the left) you get a smilie pop-up. Move your finger over that.
Sure the emojis are monochrome but they are usable and you get used to them. Not the best solution it's true. :-)
So Be It.
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