Instagram for Android hits the Play Store
posted by Michael H. / Apr 03, 2012, 11:15 AM
The app looks just like you would expect with the same layout as iOS. After signing up and adding friends from either your contact list (with a confirmation bubble to allow the app to access your contacts, so no privacy concerns there) as well as Facebook and Twitter. There is also a suggested user list if you prefer people you don't know. Once in the app, you get the Home, Popular, Camera, News, and Profile buttons, but the icons don't always match with what you'd expect. We're still not sure why News is a dialog bubble icon with a heart in it.
Of course, familiar doesn't mean good. This means that rather than making an app that feels like part of the Android ecosystem (as Google has been asking with the new Style Guide), Instagram looks like a port from iOS. Still, all the functionality is there to take pics, apply filters, check friends pics, comment, and instantly share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare, with Flickr support coming later.
If you want it, Instagram is available for free in the Google Play Store.
*Update* Apparently, there were some compatibility issues with the cameras on some devices, but a small patch has already been pushed to the Play Store, which should take care of most of those problems, although the HTC One X still is not supported.
Posts: 120; Member since: Feb 25, 2012
i had to go on my laptop and download it from the store because it wouldnt show up on my phone if the that helps anyone.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 1:01 PM 2
Why is everyone getting voted down?
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 4:32 PM 12
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Look at all these "Bad Comments". There must be a lot of butt hurt iPhone users out there.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 6:08 PM 5
Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009
Why would they be butt hurt though? There is an iOS app for Instagram as well...
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 8:32 PM 0
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