Instagram Makes Its Android Debut

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 3 Apr 2012

Instagram, the popular ione camera app that allows you to add funky filters to photos, has finally arrived on ’s Android platform. The app gathered more than 30 million users on iOS since it launched in 2010, but Android users had to settle for alternatives until today.

Instagram for Android works with any versions of OS 2.2 above that support OpenGES 2 (used to power the Instagram filters). That means it should work with most higher-end models on the platform. You can download the free app now from ay (aka Android et).

The app is very simple to use. You just open it up capture a photo or select one that you already took. You can then add various filters, add borders share your creation on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, sterous, Foursquare or via e-mail.

You can also build followers within Instagram’s social network, where people can like comment on your pictures. The tab with the star icon will show you the most popular photos on the network from other users, while the heart bubble icon will show you the latest creations from your friends.

In comparison to its ione counterpart, Instagram for Android is still missing a couple of features. It has the same filters community features as the iOS version, but the Android app lacks features such as Tilt/Shift Flickr integration, which should be available in subsequent updates.

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