It becomes impossible for the mobile phone app makers to ignore the growing new Operating system Android to sustain in the market. The release of the popular photo sharing app ‘Instagram’ proves it. Originally developed for the iOS based devices like iPhone, it is now released for the Android users. It seems end of the long-term wait for the Android addicts.
Instagram allows users to take the pictures, apply filters and share them. Till now Android users can share the photo only through the uploaders provided by the social media or through other uploader apps. Now, for users, sharing a picture is like eating a pie.
Users can click the pics, apply the filters to change its appeal and feel and share it to the friends in Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare etc. Users can apply the custom borders to their photographs to give it a portrait look. The app is now available free of cost in the newly christened Android application portal – Google Play.
Instagram’s UI for Android is much like that of the version for iOS devices. However, the Android version lacks some features of iOS version like Tilt Shift/ Blur, Share from Feed, Live preview from Flickr and the support for Flickr.
Instagram for Android supports smartphones running on Android 2.2 (Froyo or Frozen Yogurt) and above as it needs support of OpenGL ES 2.It lets you interact with your family and friends through comments and likes. The entire app consumes a size of 12.5 MB. The filters and borders of Instagram are 100% free.
Take a look at the filters.
The features that the Android version lack now is expected to be updated with the next version. Know more about Instagram in the developer’s site.
Download the app from Google Play.
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