Instagram for Android photo-sharing app finally arrives

It's finally here. The most anticipated Android release in memory arrives on the platform after racking up 30 million users on iOS. Android meet Instagram

 

Almost two years after it launched for iOS and changed the face of photo-sharing, the massively popular Instagram app is now available to download for Android smartphones.

Founder and CEO Kevin Systrom unleashed the appllication on Tuesday, initially to the 430,000 who had signed-up on a waiting list, which went live last week.

The app features the same array of hipster-friendly filters, which helped to make the app a gigantic success with over 30 mllion users on the iPhone and the iPod touch.

It also appears that the UI has been slightly tweaked to better fit the Android operating system. However, features like Tilt Shift / Blur, Share to Flickr, Share from Feed and Live Preview haven't been included in the first version of the application.

The maximum photo upload size is 2048 x 2048, a la the iOS version, so it's clear that Instgram isn't in the business of playing favourites with what it calls "one of the most anticipated releases on the Android platform to date."

The app, which has been responsible for over a billion photo uploads at a rate of five million a day, is a free download for any handset running Android 2.2 and above. It is not, however, compatible with tablets at this time.

Instagram for Android's release follows the company's promise to launch the app in 2012. Are you a new Instagram user? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

Via: Engadget

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