This is an add-on to the Textra SMS application that utilizes the latest Android styled emojis. Provides all the (Unicode 8) latest 1600+ emojis including diversity (skin tone) for Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop & Marshmallow phones.
You access the Android emoji using the + icon to the left of the message field in the conversation. Long hold on a human skin emoji (for example a hand gesture) to see diversity (skin tone color) options.
IMPORTANT: These Android emoji are ONLY available in Textra and not system wide (e.g. keyboard app). Only a firmware upgrade can give you full system wide Android emojis. So for now Textra is the only way to get 1600+ emoji with diversity.
Licensed under Apache 2.0 @ https://github.com/googlei18n/noto-emoji/blob/master/LICENSE