Instagram for Android now available for download

One of the things that got some people going for iOS devices are the apps and one of the apps that people are flocking to is Instagram. After a long wait, Android users no need to envy further as the beloved photo sharing app is now available in the Google Play Store.

If you’ve been living under a rock, Instagram is a photo sharing app that lets you capture images, apply cool effects then share it with other Instagram users. You can also view images uploaded by your followed friends, giving you a chance to like it or post a comment.

It was rumored that the Android version will be better than its iOS counterpart so I did a quick comparison.

Turns out, the Android version is missing a feature that its iOS brother has and that is the selective focus tool. With the filters, I managed to spot a difference and that is the X-Pro. Android has “X-Pro” while the iOS version has “X-Pro II.”

The Instagram app for Android has been made available on April 3, 2012 and at the time of writing, already been rated by 8,000 users.

It’s in version 1.0.0 and requires Android version 2.2 and up. Searching the word “Instagram” on the Play Store won’t quickly show you the app so to make it easier you can download it through this Play Store link.

Note: Android phone used is the Sony Xperia S.

74 Comments on this Post

  1. @arkin
    @ios iDiot

  2. @gel
    Ni-wala ngang DotA app ang bulok na appstore nila. Im sure gets ng mga android users yun kasi top FREE ang app na iyon. Hindi OVERPRICED na kahit wallpaper lang ay may $3 na katulad ng sa apple store.
    Btw search me on instagram: Quench360

    • Do you even think of the developer of the DotA App for Android remember that Apple has Rules and Regulations before releasing an app but for android its just “Pass and Go” They will only shutdown the app if they receive numerous complaints about the app that its stealing your Personal Info already and its a Virus. I Download Stuff for My iDevices and Androids only trusted developers and check ratings

    • Really? Okay

      PS: Wala po siyang virus kaya nga siya naging top application.

  3. PJ Reyes

    darn, not compatible with my samsung galaxy y. hope they include my phone model to the list of devices.

    • hi PJ… im really not sure why you’re trying to run it with galaxy y.. that doesn’t represent the android community.. the display is cramped and small!

  4. Asa pa kayo na magamit ito and Temple Run sa mga chipipay na Android.

  5. Jillian

    Ayaw ito sa HTC Wildfire ko while yung similar spec na iPhone 3G ko pwede naman siya. Geez. Probably my last Android phone purchase.

  6. Hi cnet. I know that the highest form of flattery is imitation but all i can say is keep it cool, i guess.
    Derek, bakit kami aasa eh nagagamit naman talaga namin sa android SMARTphone namin. Di katulad ng iphone, DUMBphone.
    Jillian, good luck on finding a REAL SMARTphone.

  7. haha very funny thread. Classic bashing! grabe para instagram lang!

  8. Hi Guys. Im happy having instagram on android. let me share you some tricks on doing your picture.

    Thank you Yuga :)

  9. parangano

    grabe. it’s always entertaining to watch online bullying on techsites such as this. haha. keep up the trolls, people.


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