Android 6.0.1 update adds 200 new emoji, tweaks tablet navigation and more

A software update is now rolling out to some Nexus-branded devices that will bring them up to Android 6.0.1. It’s not a huge update, but for those that prefer to use emoji over words, it’s worth getting excited about.

The update, which has started rolling out, will bring with it 200 new emoji, including the oft-requested taco, the unicorn, cheese, and plenty of other characters. This update officially supports Unicode 8, which makes it possible for these new options to see the light of day on an Android device.

Android 6.0.1 emoji

While the emoji are the mainstay of the new software, the update also includes a few tweaks to navigation on a tablet, while also including a new Do Not Disturb mode.

If you have one of the latest Nexus devices, keep an eye out for the new software, as it officially began rolling out earlier this morning.

And for those interested, the factory images for Android 6.0.1 are now available for the following Nexus-branded devices:

  • Nexus 7 [2013] (Mobile)
  • Nexus 7 [2013] (Wi-Fi)
  • Nexus 5 (GSM/LTE)
  • Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi)
  • Nexus 9 (LTE)
  • Nexus Player
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P

If you have them already, what do you think of the new emoji?

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