Comment 2 for bug 1269017

Tony Espy (awe) wrote :

My take on this is that it's a feature request, not necessarily a bug.

Emoji support was *just* added to Android 4.4, and in fact isn't quite compatible with older releases of Android which support non-color emoji. Actually from what I've read, emoji support on Android usually required a 3rd party app, but Google's recent merging of Messaging and Hangouts in 4.4 made it a standard feature.

Furthermore, while there is some cross compatibility between iOS and Android, it's apparently not an exact match.

Finally, full support will require a special keyboard for the messaging app, and probably a unique set of emoji icons for Touch itself.

I'm working on figuring out what the underlying message scheme is for emoji, and will add details to the bug once I've done so.