Instagram announced that it’s just hit 27 million users today and it will finally be coming to your nearest Android smartphone “very soon”!
“In some ways, it’s better than our iOS app. It’s crazy” – Kevin Systrom, CEO, Instagram
There are a number of great apps that I wish were available on the Android platform such as PhotoSynth, Snapseed, Camera+ – the list goes on. Instagram, one of the hottest social image sharing services these days happens to serve only those with the Apple iOS devices…and [just] 27 million of them. Photographers with Android phones have been (secretly) crying and tugging on Instagram to bring the Android version of the app, and it looks like we may be granted our wishes!!
During a fireside chat Sunday at South by Southwest Interactive, Kevin Systrom waved an Android phone for the audience that supposedly had Instagram Android application on it. The launch of the Android version of the app has been pegged (and continues to be, unfortunately) at “Coming (Very) Soon” status for nearly 1.5 years now and the Instagram Android is reportedly currently being tested in a private beta.
Instagram has been noted as Apple’s iPhone app of the year for 2011 and quickly amassed photographers around the world to snap beautiful images and display them in their square-shaped frames with a wide array of stylish filters.
“When I say superior I just mean it’s really, really fast,” Systrom noted. “The more we work on this stuff, the more we learn and the better it gets for everyone.”
Currently at 27 million users, it would be exciting to see how much that number would be expanded once the Instagram Android hits Google Play in the coming months/weeks. Though Instagram hasn’t mentioned a specific date, its “Coming very soon” does feel a lot closer than it has been in the previous years.
via Huffington Post
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