(Image Source: Diego Russo)

 

BY LEAH BECERRA

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN

 

Fast, customizable, photo sharing app Instagram can now be downloaded onto Android smartphones running version 2.2 Froyo or greater. CNET has more on the release.

 

“Android users will join a community of 30 million registered users...More than 1 billion photos in all have been uploaded to Instagram, strictly from iOS devices. With the addition of Android devices, these numbers are sure to grow at a considerable pace.”

 

Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom teased Android-ians with the possibility of the release at this year’s South By Southwest. Now that the app is here some features are missing: Tilt Shift/Blur, Share from Feed and Live Preview. In an email Systrom told Wired why these were left out.

 

“We cut features that are used by a small minority of folks — live preview, for instance, is used on 1 percent of all photos posted. Our mantra was get something great out, and get it out quickly...”

 

The Verge mentions — although the user interface is very similar to iOS, the app doesn’t run quite the same.

 

“What we’ve found is that it’s a little bit slower than iOS...um, actually it’s a lot slower. The filters are pretty quick over here, but it takes a little bit longer on Android.”

 

But as SlashGear points out — speed won’t keep users from at least trying out the Android version. Here’s why.

 

“Herein lies the only place you’ll be able to share with the Instagram brand name attached, and all of your Apple friends are already using it anyway. Might as well catch up!”

 

The Android version of Instagram is free. So is Newsy’s Android app. Download it to keep up with all your tech headlines.

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Instagram Makes Its way Over to Android

(Image Source: Diego Russo)

 

BY LEAH BECERRA

ANCHOR CARISSA LOETHEN

 

Fast, customizable, photo sharing app Instagram can now be downloaded onto Android smartphones running version 2.2 Froyo or greater. CNET has more on the release.

 

“Android users will join a community of 30 million registered users...More than 1 billion photos in all have been uploaded to Instagram, strictly from iOS devices. With the addition of Android devices, these numbers are sure to grow at a considerable pace.”

 

Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom teased Android-ians with the possibility of the release at this year’s South By Southwest. Now that the app is here some features are missing: Tilt Shift/Blur, Share from Feed and Live Preview. In an email Systrom told Wired why these were left out.

 

“We cut features that are used by a small minority of folks — live preview, for instance, is used on 1 percent of all photos posted. Our mantra was get something great out, and get it out quickly...”

 

The Verge mentions — although the user interface is very similar to iOS, the app doesn’t run quite the same.

 

“What we’ve found is that it’s a little bit slower than iOS...um, actually it’s a lot slower. The filters are pretty quick over here, but it takes a little bit longer on Android.”

 

But as SlashGear points out — speed won’t keep users from at least trying out the Android version. Here’s why.

 

“Herein lies the only place you’ll be able to share with the Instagram brand name attached, and all of your Apple friends are already using it anyway. Might as well catch up!”

 

The Android version of Instagram is free. So is Newsy’s Android app. Download it to keep up with all your tech headlines.

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