Instagram arrives on Android, iPhone owners not happy

April 4th, 2012

Instagram for AndroidInstagram is finally available on Android OS, a move that has caused iPhone-wielding hipsters to claim the app is “ruined”.

The popular photo-sharing app is now available to download from the Google Play store, two years after it made its iOS debut. As you’d expect, Instagram for Android features the same set of filters as its iPhone-counterpart, although features including Tilt Shift, Share to Flickr, Share from Feed and Live Preview haven’t been included in the first version of the app.

The app’s launch hasn’t gone down well with owners of the original iOS app. As reported by Android Central, iPhone owners have taken to Twitter to voice their “disgust” at the new Android app, claiming it has ruined the service for good. One user Tweeter for example: “Ew, all the Android users are on Instagram now”.

Still, that hasn’t bothered the Instagram devs, who commented: “For the over 30 million people already using Instagram, this is a big step forward for the community as a whole. When we started working on Instagram, we tried to imagine what the world would be like if every single person on earth could share the world around them through the lens on their phones.”

“With the release of Instagram for Android, we’re one step closer to making that goal a reality. Now, more of your friends and family can share their lives, and follow yours, through a series of beautiful images.”