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Social photo-sharing app Instagram launches for Android

Available in Google Play
Wed Apr 04 2012, 11:59

SNAP HAPPY Android fans will rejoice as the hipster photo-sharing app Instagram has become available for Google's dessert themed OS today.

After what seemed like an age, the popular social photo app that Apple IOS users have been enjoying for over a year is finally available to download at Google Play.

For those who have never heard of it, and whether you're an Iphone user or not, that would be pretty difficult, Instagram is a quick and easy way to share photos with the world. Think Twitter but for images. Users can shoot away and upload pictures within seconds to a feed sent to their "followers".

If users want, they can even make their snaps look more beautiful with a selection of editing functions.

An assortment of nifty digital filters can transform any dull and average photograph into a striking effect reminiscent of an album cover from the '70s. Critics cannot deny that the app is highly addictive. It's also free.

Instagram has been quite popular on Apple's Iphone, attracting 30 million IOS users since its debut on Apple's App Store in 2010.

Android's version of the app is almost exactly the same as the one for IOS, so it seems likely that the app will explode in popularity, given the large number of snap happy Android smartphone owners. µ


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