April 3, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka
Instagram. Android. Two of the biggest names in mobile have finally decided to stop messing around and hook-up finally. After more than a year of broken promises and teases, the Instagram Android app is here. Some of you have no idea what I’m talking about, so here’s a quick refresher.
Instagram is a photo editing and sharing application that has been incredibly popular on iPhone. Members take a photo and then use a pre-designed filters that can enhance the image or give it a stylish, retro, hipster, or diminished look (depending on who you ask). It’s then shared with other Instagram users or cross-posted to social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
Regardless of which side of the debate you come out on the, Instagram has proven to be a hit. The service had more than 27 million users on that other operating system, and the number is about to skyrocket now that Android has joined the fray. Sure, there have been a number of Instagram Android alternatives, but this has a massive community that’s cross-platform and likely to stir competition.
We’ll be back later with a full review of the app, but for now, head to Google Play to grab it. An Android 2.2 or higher device is required to use Instagram.
Just so you know, we’re hosting a contest that allows members to print their Instagram photos onto canvas to hang on their wall. Get more information in this post. Enjoy!