Kika Keyboard Becomes the 1st Keyboard with Native Support for Unicode 8 Emojis

Dec 09, 2015, 08:23 ET from Kika Tech Inc

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kika Tech, the company behind Kika Keyboard, has released an update for its keyboard apps with native support for Unicode 8 Emojis. Kika Tech's core products Kika Keyboard and Emoji Keyboard Pro have become the first Android keyboards to incorporate Unicode 8 Emojis, natively. 

On October 21st, Apple released 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 8.0 emojis, including the most discussed taco, unicorn, and middle finger. Android users, however, are not capable of reviewing or sending those new emojis. On December 2nd, Google's SVP Android Hiroshi Lockheimer tweeted, "New emoji coming to #Nexus next week. Fonts and tech details shared with OEMs to include in their updates too."

Kika Tech is the first keyboard app developer to implement Unicode 8 Emojis as soon as Google distributed tech details. Before this implementation, Kika Tech launched Emoji Plus, the first application that enables users to receive and send the latest Unicode 8 emojis on Samsung devices.

"As an important member in the Android community, Kika is always committed to helping people freely express their ideas with multi-media contents like emojis. We sincerely hope that Android users can enjoy the latest emojis," Kika Tech's CEO Bill Hu commented. "We are proud to be the first keyboard app developer to implement new emojis."

The Unicode 8 Emojis are currently only available on Android 6.0.1. Download Kika Keyboard and Emoji Keyboard Pro today to enjoy the latest emojis just like Apple users do.

About Kika Tech

Kika's mission is to provide users with a seamless mobile experience that allows them to freely express their ideas. More than just emoji and GIF sharing, Kika's keyboard apps provide our users with super fast typing & swiping, natural language prediction, theme & layout customization, and an open plugin platform capable of making any task more convenient. We truly believe there is a Kika for every idea!

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