The iTunes-friendly version showcases 30 million users and holds Apple’s 2011 iPhone App of the Year crown. The Android community patiently waited for a Google variant, and now it can finally propel mobile snapshots to the retro days with snazzy filters and effects.
“Today, we’re excited to bring you Instagram for Android,” announced Instagram on its official blog. “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.”
A screenshot gallery is available below.
The Android app boasts the same features, filters, and community as its iOS version, such as custom designed filters and borders, sharing options to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare (Flickr coming soon), interaction with friends, and full front and back camera support.
“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,” Instagram contended.
Instagram for Android is free, weighs 13M, and requires Android 2.2 and up.
- Instagram coming to Android soon: ‘In some ways, it’s better than our iOS app’ (9to5google.com)
- Instagram Version 2.1: Apple’s 2011 ‘App of the Year’ has new UI, notifications, filter, and enhancement feature (9to5mac.com)
- Android Market is now Google Play (9to5google.com)