I've got a Motorola Droid X running Android 2.2 (Froyo), and when sending and receiving SMS/text messages in the default text messaging program, I don't see the Android emoticon images in the message. I instead only see the text representing that emoticon. For instance, I only see :-) rather than the smiley emoticon image.

Is there a setting somewhere that turns that feature on or off?


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I did some research and was not able to find any way to do this on a stock device. However here is a link for you root users that allows you to remove the stock emoticons and replace them with standard ones, I'm sure it will let you do other emoticons as well.

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