Emoji dictionary implemented in 4.1
Looks like Google finally added an emoji dictionary to the phone. However it's a pain to use until someone develops a keyboard for it.
It can be installed for use by going to Settings -> Language and Input -> Android Keyboard Settings -> Add-On Dictionaries
This is what it looks like when in use.
They're black and white and they work when received(The sender is using an iPhone 4S) to send them you can write the name of the emoji and it'll appear in the suggestions as you can see I did with "smile"
I'm running LiquidVicous 4.1 on the Verizon Galaxy Nexus but as it is stock it should be available to anyone on 4.1 as google touts it as a new feature on their website.