Update emojis through the Play Store: Google works on it

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Emojis have become an essential part when communicating for users in Spain. Every year, with the release of a new version of Android, Google releases a series of new emoticons. These emoticons are updated with great frequency, although normally we have to wait for a new version of the operating system to be able to use and see the new ones.

Google is working on a change in this regard, which would allow Android users to have faster and easier access to these emojis. Since they would be working on making the updates of these emoticons are independent of Android updates. Instead, they would be updated through the Play Store.

Emoji updates from Play Store

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Currently emojis are updated with a system update, such as the update to Android 11. If the Unicode Consortium (responsible for these emoticons) releases a series of new emoticons between updates to the operating system, you have to wait until the new version of the operating system arrives for them to be released on mobile phones, which it can lead to months of waiting, if that update is received.

A system that is not efficient and that could soon change, as Google works on making emoticons are updated through the Play Store. XDA has detected a series of changes in the Android source code (AOSP), where you can see this change that would make this new system possible.

Currently, emojis are stored in the / system / fonts directory, what is a read-only folder. In the most recent code update, move the fonts to a new location, because they happen to be in the / data / fonts / files directory. This suggests that Google is separating the emoticons from the system partition, to make it possible to update them through the Play Store.

Thanks to this change, users they wouldn’t have to wait for an Android update in order to obtain the new emojis that the Unicode Consortium launches on the market. It is not known at the moment when this change will be made official, but since it is already in the code it is something that is advanced.

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