Kika Tech Launches the 1st Application to Natively Support Apple-Style Emojis on Android

Dec 04, 2015, 07:30 ET from Kika Tech Inc

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kika Tech, the company behind Kika Keyboard, has launched a new application Emoji Plus with native support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis. Emoji Plus is the first application that enables Samsung users to receive and send latest Apple-style emojis.

On October 21, Apple released iOS 9.1 with over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis, including the most discussed taco, unicorn, and middle finger. Android users who received those new emojis from their iOS counterparts will just see a box. It would be frustrating experience for Android users since emojis are becoming a cultural norm of communication. Google's SVP Android Hiroshi Lockheimer tweeted October 23 that he and his team are working to get the new emojis onto Android.

Just as Google, Kika Tech is staying on top of things and quickly launches Emoji Plus, the first application that enables Android users to receive and send latest Apple-style emojis on Samsung devices.

"Kika is always committed to helping people freely express their ideas with multi-media contents like emojis. Emojis are a simple and easy way of communication." Kika Tech's CEO Bill Hu commented on the app release, "It would be a big problem that Android users aren't capable of seeing and responding to emojis sent from their iPhone friends."

Emoji Plus is currently only available on Samsung 4.4 and above.

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!

Quick Facts

  • #1 Keyboard on the U.S. Google Play Store
  • 100 Million Downloads
  • +300,000 New Downloads Every Day
  • Over 20 Million Daily Active Users
  • Product Family -- Kika Keyboard, Emoji Keyboard Pro, & Emoji Plus

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