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Android has an emoji problem.

No, it’s not those weird blobs (RIP), but something that’s been nearly as tricky to fix. Because of Android handset makers’ inconsistent updates, not only do many Android users not get new software updates in a timely manner, they don’t get new emoji at the same time as their iPhone-using counterparts.

While Google will probably never really fix its fragmentation problem, the company is working on a fix for the emoji issue, as highlighted Monday by Emojipedia.

Up until now, new emoji releases have been tied to Android updates. This meant that Android users often had to wait weeks or even months to get the latest emoji characters.  Read more…

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