Instagram for Android Now Available!

The wait is over – Instagram, the popular photo sharing application which gained prominence on iOS – is now available for Android. Complete with a beautiful user interface and a full feature-set, it seems to have been worth the nail biting.

☆ 100% free custom designed filters and borders
☆ Lux works its magic by making your photos more vibrant and brings out details in your photos you couldn’t see before
☆ Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare (Flickr coming very soon)
☆ Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
☆ Works with Android versions 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2
☆ Full front & back camera support
☆ And much much more…

Some people are scratching their heads wondering “what’s the point of this app?” But I think it’s best to just download it and see for yourself. It made a lot of sense on iOS considering the OS’s sharing system is gimped compared to Android’s, but Instagram’s collection of filters and their beautiful photo stream, not to mention automatic uploading to tons of social networks, should be worth the download. Get the free app, which has sustained a full five star rating in the market after 175 reviews, in the Google Play Store.

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  • markgbe

    yayyyyyyyy!!!  ok i have to admit i still don’t get what all the fuss is about.

    • gtcakes

      That makes it better…not.  You can’t think of a more educated adjective?

  • John

    Checked it out…… then uninstalled.

    Nice UI tho. They did a good job designing it, IMO. I’ll give em that.

  • tq745

    i don’t see what the big deal is…but i’ll check it out anyways. 

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  • MikeRoorda

    Great. What the world needs is more drunken idiots thinking their bar photos are “artistic” because they slapped some brown and blurry filters on them.

  • alfonzso

    So much for signing up on their mailing list to be the “first to download”. Haven’t received a word from them yet.

    • RozJC

       I was thinking the exact same thing…

      • Pitrick

        I received a mail.

  • RichardReich

    Wow.  I thought my “who cares?” would be a unique point of view.  Heh.

  • mikeyd

    I still don’t care. I don’t get why I need this?

    • Chris Chavez

      You don’t “need” a lot of apps on your phone.. =p

  • blambin

     check it out ~!

  • James G

    I’ll make sure I dont install it.

  • WhoaManWtF

    Ooo so now we can have filters and post stuff to social sites too?  Oh wait, we already have a shit ton of apps that do that… Little late to the party, everyone should go rte this 1 star and show them we do not approve of their apple based app and layout. If they want to take this long to release an app to us, it should be built for android not a crappy port.

    • Chris Chavez

      Easy, broseph. The app does what it claims to do. Gives you filters. Allows easy posting to social sites. It will get millions of downloads in another 15 minutes. Your review will be a drop in the bucket anyway. 

      If you don’t like it, don’t install. No need to go on this personal “anti-iPhone UI” crusade.. O_o

      • shooter50

        The point is, although it does what it says it does, what is the point? When is the last time you’ve seen a quality Instagram photo? Mostly you get poor quality photos enhanced with filtration so you end up with poor quality filtered photos.

      • NYCHitman1

        Boooooooooooooo iPhone :P

  • UniBroW

    Everyone saying how they “don’t care” doesn’t sound butt hurt at all…  

  • Scott Tompkins

    Apparently taking a photo, adding some prefab fx, and sharing it to
    multiple social networks was a major breakthrough in the iOS fan club…
    here it ends up in the pile of 1,000 other apps that have been doing
    that since Android 1.6.

    • itsgonnalast

       Amen brother.

    • JulianZHuang

      but those apps arent popular, why use it? 

      • Scott Tompkins

        Are you serious? or is this just a feeble attempt at a troll?

        You consider the popularity of an application a better determination of quality than its actual capabilities?

        • JulianZHuang

          yes, there are better camera with better filters, but this app run much faster than Magic Hour. 

        • BulletTooth_Tony

          Who doesn’t consider the popularity, availability and desirability of ANY item when using it for social or sharing purposes?  Vinyl records sound exponentially better than CDs.  BetaMax had way better picture quality than VHS.  Sega Master System had better graphics than NES.

          The difference?  Popularity.  Welcome to reality, we’ve all missed you.

          • Scott Tompkins

            Who doesn’t? I don’t… If you personally choose popularity over quality, given the option, the joke is on you… and thank you for contributing to the success of the inferior :)

          • BulletTooth_Tony

            Is it though? Being anti-social is cool now? You may think you’re unique, but you aren’t. Of the 3 examples provided, I guarantee you’ve chosen popularity over quality on at least one.

            And if we need to go further… you’re talking about an app on a cell phone… surely, since you’re all about quality, the only camera you must use is a Canon 1D Mark IV, complimented by manually filtering your shots in CS5 and Lightroom. Right? I mean, quality trumps all else, correct? Or was that all just a line of BS?

          • Scott Tompkins

            I don’t believe I ever even indirectly implied I was unique, you did by assuming all people consume what they’re told to consume. I don’t believe choosing to make quantifiable decisions is unique, special, or constitutes anti-social behavior even in the most eccentric sense imaginable… but you digress… CDs beat Vinyl because of portability and storage capacity, VHS beat Beta because of licensing agreements, and Sega was simply late to the game, unable to surmount Nintendo’s “First to market” market share advantage, hence arguably had the advantage of a larger game selection. Neo Geo was pretty sweet too, but this only exemplifies your flawed metric of quality based solely on graphics.

            All of these are horrible examples of dominance solely through popularity.

          • BulletTooth_Tony

            The use of hyperbole is my own horrible failure. The examples are not. In short, 2 paragraph bursts they may lack information for full clarity, but the results remain the same. Graphics are not the only determining factor on the quality of the consoles, SMS games played better and truer to their arcade counterparts as well… look to Double Dragon.

            Are there better examples? Sure. But frankly, they’re just the easiest to pick from on a tech site. Were Slap Bracelets the best quality bracelets in the late 80s? No… but they sold like crazy because they were popular. Were those stupid shaped rubber band bracelets a few years ago the best quality? No, they weren’t even the best quality *rubber band* let alone bracelet… Was the Hummer the best quality SUV? Not even by a Cuban’s standards could they be considered quality, yet that didn’t stop the H2 craze.

            Popularity is a very important metric, and it dictates everyone’s choices in some manner or another, and not on every choice – but enough that it matters considerably.

          • Scott Tompkins

            lol at your fail-nalogy of a $5,000 digital camera and your self-invented “quality trumps all” theorem in the context of free mobile applications… you’re trying too hard ;)

  • youngbie

    wc no idea wit I got to do with this app. nice and polished ui, but useless

  • AnthonyMoya

    It’s pretty cool. I like Mobli as well.

  • eclipsenyou

    it’s not coming up in the Play store for me….guess I’ll have to try again later.

  • JulianZHuang

    YES my android miui finally complete and my galaxy nexus become useful again.

  • Dan_000

    No thank you, I hate this app.

  • JulianZHuang

    so many haters and that mean it’s working hahahaaha love the app!

  • Gregory Cabral

    doesn’t seem to be working very well at all on my mytouch 4g with ICS rom -_-

    • jeremyseattle

      You can set it not to use their “Advanced” camera.  Then it will take photos with your stock camera (assuming it’s working in your ROM), then edit/share with the app.  Kinda lame to have to work around, but it’s worth having ICS on my Inspire. :)

      • apallach

        Thanks for that tip. Worked like a charm on my MT4G.

      • Gregory Cabral

        tried that, still freezes at the point where i gotta apply the filters. I’m going to try another ics rom to see if it works there

  • dtblair24

    Pretty cool. Glad it has arrived. People seem to be pretty hooked on it so I am going to give it a test drive and see how I like it. But like I figured..this has started a major Android vs iPhone and iOS on my twitter timeline since the news dropped. I usually don’t engage in those arguments but I had to defend android today. Amazing how many idiots believe that their iPhone is some sort of upper class, unattainable luxury . Does it not occur to them that some of actually prefer android. And that the fact android has low and high end offerings is beautiful .

  • Aar0nC

    i’ve never seen the IOS version of this app… but all this noise over this simple app? thank god its free, if i would of paid for this i would of been mad! lol

  • Mark Seven

    Didn’t show up on my Rezound… oh well…

  • jeremyseattle

    If you’re posting on this thread about how you don’t like Instagram’s iOS-like interface, there’s a 3-step fix for that:

    1. Change your tampon
    2. Don’t install Instagram
    3. STFU


  • mikeyd


    Or we just don’t care… I don’t really use cameras, on a phone or otherwise… I just don’t get why there is a lot of fuss about this one…

  • LawrenceMcatee

    tried it… not really sure what benefits it has over ics on the vivid? all the same filters are there and as far as sharing android users have been sharing to any network with two screen taps since the beginning? 

  • Zachery Tapp

    Now if we could just get Flip Board.

  • number01pup

    ICS does all this stuff natively. And if you use this app instead than stupid and your moms a whore.

  • ballen

    Kinda cool effects. Nothing that my ICS Rom can’t do already

  • Motorola Atrix forum

    Looks cool. Have to play with this later that is after I break myself of my Temple Run addiction