Instagram coming to Android to enable even more people to take photos of their lunch

12 March 2012


iPhone users have been long taking photos that looked aged of ostensibly boring things via the Instagram app for a while now. In fact, there's 27 million people taking photos of their lunch or faux-arty shots of their own shadow.

And now, Android users will be able to join in according to CEO-founder Kevin Systrom speaking at SXSW.

The new Android app is "in some ways... better than our iOS app. It's crazy" Systrom told the SXSW audience.

Of course, there's a myriad of photo-aging apps on Android already, but they don't have the social functionality of Instagram. The popularity of the app has come through the ability to auto-tweet, stream photos and follow other users. And it is free.

The Android version has been long rumoured, but this is the most concrete noise that has arisen concerning the hugely popular app.

There's no telling (yet) why the Android app is better than the Apple one, but we'll soon find out why. Unless, of course, Instagram has missed the boat on this one.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile   Social Media


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