Updated 18 Jun, 2013, 9:09 am IST
Instagram for Android updated, now supports more devices
| by Aaron Almeida |
In less than a week, since Instagram has been made available for Android devices, developers have already issued an update for the popular photo sharing app. In the latest version of Instagram, which goes by the build number 1.0.3; several new features have been added . As per an announcement on the Instagram support page, this app can now be enjoyed on tablets and Wi-Fi handsets and can be installed on an SD card. This will certainly be beneficial for those who have limited amount of onboard storage on their devices. Apart from this, the update fixes some minor bugs that were present in the first version one of which included an audio mute bug that was prevalent during photo capture.
For those of you who do not know what Instagram is; it is a popular photo sharing application that was first launched in 2010. At the time of its inception, it was available only for iOS users and was mainly supported on iPhones or iPod Touches, but iPad users have used this version on their devices as well. Many Android users, since wanted a version of Instagram to be available on their handsets, too and the developers had stated that they would be making one for them as well. However, the development of this app for Android had taken quite long leading one to believe that it was not heading Android’s way after all.
Update arrives in less than a week
At SXSW, the founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom announced that Instagram for Android is nearly ready and is currently in private beta testing. Finally after months of waiting, the app finally became available to Android users on the 3rd of April, 2012. During the announcement of it becoming available to Android, the developers had stated, “We’ve already seen more than 30 million people join Instagram to create and share beautiful photos on their iOS devices, and now we’re thrilled to offer a way for Android users to join their iOS friends on Instagram to share their photos with the world. We’ve been working tirelessly to make this new Android app a first-class mobile photo-sharing experience. We’ve been meticulous about translating the Instagram experience to the Android platform. The Android app offers an extremely familiar Instagram experience when compared to the iOS app. You’ll find all the same exact filters and community as our iOS version.”
To download the latest version of Instagram for your Android device, head on over to the Google Play app on your handset or click here.
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