Vine for Android gets a big update, adds searching and improved performance


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It’s only been 1 day since Facebook-owned Instagram announced that they were introducing videos, when all eyes turned to Vine and their buggy Android application. Well, what do you know, after feeling the heat from Instagram, Vine has finally updated their Android application to version 1.1.0 bringing much needed improvements to the buggy app.

First up, they’ve added the ability to actually search for users or hashtags from within the app. Yeah, we don’t know how this was left out of the initial release, but it’s about time they fixed it. Facebook sharing has also been added along with a clear cache option in the settings. Vine also promises big performance increase when dealing with capture speed, and improved audio/video sync.

We told you it was big and it couldn’t have come any sooner. Instagram announced that within 24 hours, they’ve already seen 5 million videos uploaded to their service. Those are the kind of numbers that should have Twitter/Vine worried. I’ll now leave you with a simple Vine from Melanie Iglesias. Enjoy.

[Vine on Google Play]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. A little too late Vine

  2. Too little too late. And iOS has had these features for a while. I dunno what they can do to compete against Instagram now. Lots of people switching back to IG it seems. If Vine can block spammers and trolls, that might be worth staying.

  3. LOL, Vine is dead as a doornail. WAAAAYYYYY too late!

  4. I’m only here for the girls….

    1. As are most of us…

  5. a bit late for that…. they need to integrate it like instagram did with their video feature

  6. After seeing the video Phandroid just posted, I’m pretty sure I can live without Vine.

  7. already dead, i was going to create a vine account but then instagram added video my friends its already there so i guess i skipped vine….

  8. .

  9. Wellwell, who do we got here? Melanie Iglesias!

  10. Once again you’ve outdone yourself Chris. My hat is off to you sir…:-)

  11. It so lags on my sgs4 yet works perfectly on my iPhone 3G. Why?

    1. The usual. Android’s core isn’t as optimized as other OS, so the app devs really need to go all in to optimize the app’s performance. Plus there’s too much hardware variation as well. But in case of Vine, it’s simply a rushed release that’s to blame, the app was clearly not ready for launch in that state.

    2. You must have a fake account.

    3. Different versions of the app. Coded differently? Built for a completely different ecosystem??

  12. and this is why 7 seconds are not enough….

  13. Chris Chavez FTW!!!!!!!!

  14. Chris, you sure know how to make me read your articles :D

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