Originally only available in Japan, some emoji character sets have been incorporated into Unicode, allowing them to be used elsewhere as well. As a result, some phones such as Windows Phone 7 line and the iPhone allow access to the symbols without requiring a Japanese operator. Continue reading to see more.

Several SMS applications for Android powered phones[2] also provide plugins that allow the use of Emoji. Apple’s Mac OS X operating system supports emoji as of version 10.7 Lion with the Apple Color Emoji typeface.

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