Posted by: Brett
Instagram has finally been released on the Google Play Store for ndroid users after months of anticipation and teasing. The ever-popular iOS application, first released in October 2010, allows you to add color filters and effects to photo’s you’ve taken with your device’s camera and share them with your followers. You can also follow other people and keep up to date on their postings. Think Twitter, but for pictures.
Two months after it’s release on the iPhone, the service had already surpassed one million users, and then reached 10 million less than a year later in September 2011. As of August 2011, over 150 million images had already been uploaded to Instagram. The app was finally released on Android yesterday for free and you must be running Android version 2.2 or later. Keep reading for the announcement by Instagram.
Instagram for Android — Available Now.
Today, we’re excited to bring you Instagram for AndroidTM. We’ve already seen more than 30 million people join Instagram to create and share beautiful photos on their iOS devices, and now we’re thrilled to offer a way for Android users to join their iOS friends on Instagram to share their photos with the world.
We’ve been working tirelessly to make this new Android app a first-class mobile photo-sharing experience. We’ve been meticulous about translating the Instagram experience to the Android platform. The Android app offers an extremely familiar Instagram experience when compared to the iOS app. You’ll find all the same exact filters and community as our iOS version.
For the over 30 million people already using Instagram, this is a big step forward for the community as a whole. When we started working on Instagram, we tried to imagine what the world would be like if every single person on earth could share the world around them through the lens on their phones. With the release of Instagram for Android, we’re one step closer to making that goal a reality. Now, more of your friends and family can share their lives, and follow yours, through a series of beautiful images.
We’re so excited to welcome Android users to what has become an inspiring and thriving community. We’ve worked hard to bring you the best photo-sharing experience on Android, and look forward to seeing your photos and hearing your feedback. Enjoy!