Instagram is now available for download at Google Play for use on Android devices. The popular app aims to replicate the familiar features of the original iOS version, down to the same algorithms for the filters and user interface. The app allows users to set retro filters to images and share them online.
Right now, however, the Instagram team say that “Tilt Shift/Blur, Share from Feed, Live Preview and Share to Flickr” are not yet in the Android version, but these features are expected in future versions. The company has prepared for the release, saying “our Engineering team has been focused on infrastructure scaling to ensure that users have the best experience possible” and that support material
Statistics made available for the release, show that more than 430,000 people were on the waiting list for the Android release, 30 million users were already using the iOS version and five million photos were taken each day.
The app has yet to be translated into a Windows Phone and Blackberry version. The team said “we have nothing to announce at this time, but we are always actively considering ways to expand Instagram’s utility to everyone in the world”.