Instagram for Android might be just around the corner, photo reveals

Instagram for Android might be just around the corner, photo reveals
That Instagram is on its way to Android is something that we already know. After all, Kevin Systrom – the man behind the company that brought us the best iPhone app of 2011, confirmed that himself. However, he did not give us anything in terms of a launch time frame for the app, meaning that its release date is still anyone's guess.

But judging by this leaked image, Instagram for Android might be just around the corner. The photo that you see below is said to have been taken on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and shows a notification for Instagram being listed as a featured application. Unfortunately, we tried searching for Instagram in the Android Market, yet the app was not there. An official announcement from By Burbn, the company that develops it, has not been released yet either. Perhaps someone somehow managed to get the app by means not available to the common user?

In case you are not familiar with Instagram, it is a cool photo editing and sharing application that is still available exclusively to iPhone users. It is pretty popular too boasting over 15 million registered users. And since downloading it on an iPhone or an iPhone does not cost a dime, we assume it will be priced at zero when it lands on the Android Market too. Anyone thinking of grabbing Instagram once its Android version becomes official? Feel free to let us know by dropping a comment.



1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

photoediting tools on my asus prime is good enough + photoshop touch

3. Owoteva

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I suspect you don't understand the appeal of Instagram. That's fine, it's not for everyone. Personally it's my most missed app since migrating to WP so I'm hoping that it's on Microsoft's Top 25 app hit list. ThumbaCam is a decent alternative but I miss being able to share with the community.

8. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Yeah, it's a social networking app more than anything.

11. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I'd argue it's a little more than just that. I love Instagram because I'm not a great photographer, but I can make some really awesome pictures using it. It's easy and quick.

12. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

Without the social networking feature it would be just another Hipstamatic, Photo Studio, or Snapseed... with much less features.

2. nuadar1

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

pointless for me...and it will probably have horrible iOS-like look

4. ladyhaly

Posts: 106; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

I'm using Lightbox as a substitute but I love cross-platform apps (like Whats App, Viber, ebuddy XMS)... And Instagram would be awesome to have on my HTCs. Hurrah for editing and sharing photos!

5. tedkord

Posts: 17514; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So, waitaminute. It's free to download to either an iPhone OR an iphone? Proofreading, PA. It's a good habit to pick up.

6. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

I never proofread and I got through college... I could make a tech review / news site!!

7. pandamaja

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

so now there will be twice as many low contrast heavily vignette'd green tinted photos on facebook. hurray!

9. Paden

Posts: 262; Member since: Jul 07, 2011

This is exciting. I really love Instagram and I say the more the merrier! I follow people from all around the world, so it's like sight seeing in the palm of your hand.

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

No thanks...already have native photo editing on my Thunderbolt and can share everywhere. Also have Camera Fun Pro, PicSay Pro, Lapse It,, I certainly don't need this. Besides its pretty annoying waiting for a pic from this app to load up and it has advertising on the pic too, weak. So I don't even bother tapping on photos from Insta. anymore.

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