Instagram Android is Finally Here

Update 4/7/12 “Your Device isn’t compatible with this version”? Check out the post here.

Also Instagram for Android has been updated to version 1.0.3 that brings a number of fixes and support for users. For more information, visit this post.



The wait is finally over! The Official Instagram for Android made its debut in the Google Play Store. QR Code at the bottom for your convenience.

The popular iOS social image app has been pegged at “Coming (Very) Soon” status for way too long – almost 1.5 years – and we recently reported that Instagram for Android will indeed be coming “Very Soon,” with a quote by Kevin Systrom (CEO, Instagram) in regards to the highly anticipated app.

The folks behind the app wanted to transfer the brilliant user experience provided with the iOS version onto the Android platform and it appears like they’ve achieved it.

Instagram Android Install Google Play

Instagram Android Splash Screen

 

Just like the Instagram on my iPhone 4S, the app is responsive and fluid on my 5.3″ Galaxy Note and yes, the app comes with the same image filters found on the iOS counterpart. It does appear, however, that this first version of the Android app will not include some of the exclusive features found on the iOS app such as Tilt Shift / Blur, Share from feed, Live Preview, and Share to Flickr; however folks at Instagram will to try to bridge any user experience gaps between the two platforms.

Instagram for Android is currently compatible with any phones running Android 2.2 or above; however unfortunately it’s not compatible with Android tablets for now.

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Google Play Store or visit this source link, or simply take out your QR code reader app and simply scan the code below to install the brand new Instagram for Android app!

Instagram for Android app QR code