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Topic # 112098 26-Nov-2012 14:00

Hey, I have noticed that a lot of my iPhone friends use and send me emoticons that come with iOS, is there a way that Androids can read it?

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  Reply # 723077 26-Nov-2012 14:06
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Probably not, iOS uses a set of Emoji icons specific to iOS itself - not like the standard Japanese Emoji characters.

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  Reply # 723092 26-Nov-2012 14:42
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I've been using an iPhone for years and didn't realise they had emoticons...

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  Reply # 723323 27-Nov-2012 00:02
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Handsomedan: I've been using an iPhone for years and didn't realise they had emoticons...

I think the full emoji set has only become available under iOS 6 (as an alternate keyboard, very easy).
Prior to this you needed a third party app.


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  Reply # 723333 27-Nov-2012 00:35
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The emoji keyboard has always been in iOS since iOS4.

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  Reply # 723360 27-Nov-2012 06:34
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How are they sending them to you? If it is via text then yes you can, use Handcent (I think GoSMS also has them) and add the emoji pack. I have been using them for years on Android.

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