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Half of Instagram Usage Now Made Up of Android Users

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One year after launching on Android to a not-so-warm-welcoming from iOS users, Instagram for our favorite platform now accounts for half of the photo-sharing app’s usage. Since launch, we have seen the service hit the 1 million download mark within a day, reach agreement to be acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, and momentarily scare the hell out of users after changing up their ToS. It’s been an event-filled year, but one the company will likely consider a success. Thus far, they have managed to stay true to their roots even though they are owned by one of the largest tech companies in the world.

For me personally, Instagram is still the only social network I use on a regular basis outside of work. Simple square pictures, in my opinion, are so much more enjoyable to consume on a casual level than the personal status updates and political/religious/opinion link sharing that floods the likes of Facebook or Google+.

What about you, is Instagram a part of your life one year in?

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  • Lucky Armpit

    Don’t care about Instagram (I actually took pleasure in the act of blocking it at the firewall at work) but I am irritated at the “not so warm welcome” from iSheep users. What, you didn’t want Android users post something different than your sepia-toned picture of your lunch? That just proves, again, that iSheep users are elitist, clueless, sheep.

  • Ironically Instagram was first released on iOS. It took months for them to make it available for Android. Yet here we are now.

  • Destroythanet

    LOL I remember when a ton of Android users called Instagram hipster-garbage that they’d never be caught dead using. Apparently there are as many Instagram-loving hipster-douches on Android now.

    • Have you ever used Instagram? It’s actually pretty cool. If you follow city groups. A lot of people take beautiful pictures of the city and at the end of the day an account, say igersboston, will post the best one. It’s pretty great.

  • Unsurprising. We’ve had better phones than Apple users 3 years running.

  • LionStone

    Never even thought to use Instagram…the phony photos are annoying.

  • Elprimochuy

    I erased Facebook and completely use instagram.

  • poeddroiduser

    Instragram: – How to screw Facebook out of almost $1 billion for a series of photo filters. Good work if you can get it….

  • Tim242

    Instagram is not a part of my life. Square pictures and bad filters from people that think it’s great photography just isn’t my thing.

    • joseph pastor

      wow thank you. not to mention IG+Twitter=FB so…whynot just use FB..or better yet G+!

      • AMPthe13th

        And yet Twitter and Instagram don’t even play well with each other anymore. I don’t care for FB or IG personally.

      • I only use Instagram independently. No links. I know what you mean, I can’t stand seeing IG posts on Facebook. I do love IG though. People think it’s all “bad filters” and “lunch photos”. If they gave it a shot they’d find it can be a fascinating place.

  • You get 10 awesome points if you’re one of those people that DOESN’T post what they’re eating because that is one of the most annoying pictures to post besides duck faces.


    One of the apps I’m waiting to hit Windows Mobile before I try out a phone.

    • Tim242

      It took years to make it to Android. It may never go to any other platform. I can’t imagine what the iOS tweets would be if WP users got it.

  • DanWazz

    I use it daily. See what people are doing, rather than just read about it. I would be nice if they updated it to at east make it look like an android app.

  • I use it to follow NatGeo’s account, they share very cool shots.

  • I used it every single day since Android launch until that TOS crap. I thought it was beyond slimy and indicative of things to come.

  • Austin

    Maybe if it didn’t ruin my pictures i’d use it more.

    • BSweetness

      Obviously you’ve never really used it.

  • shooter50

    you’re right about Instagram vs Facebook. IG is quick, simple and so much less drama than Fb

  • Does this mean that they’ll stop binding the app aesthetic to iOS ~4 now?

    • I wish they would, really. The cropping is better on iOS and it doesn’t leave to a gallery to do it.

  • I have posted a total of one picture, but I check in once a day.

    • Droidzilla

      Be honest. It’s of your pee-pee, isn’t it?

      • JoshGroff

        How long did it take you to come up with that one.

        • Droidzilla

          I did about fifteen different edits and then focus-grouped it prior to release.

          • JoshGroff

            Looks like all that hard work paid off.

      • ya… and the best part is, my girlfriend posted it. I guess she was just trying to show off

        • Droidzilla

          Well, that’s totally cool as long as you used a nice, vintage filter to make it look like you were lewd back in ’74. Carry on, internet!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    I think I just don’t like or care for Instagram. …. I try to use it all the time…. But then I just stop. I just really don’t care much. I prefer the extra interaction I get from Facebook TBH

  • I don’t think you use it enough K. I barely see pictures from you. 😛

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


  • I use Instagram very often, it’s a nice service! Though it’s design for android could be better… (More in the holo design)

  • Shane Milton

    Still haven’t used it since Facebook acquired them.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      why not?

      • to STICK IT to the big guy!!! lol

      • Shane Milton

        I have essentially boycotted Facebook for ~3 years for the following two reasons:

        1) I don’t like what they do with my data. I’d rather be the consumer than the product, even if that means paying for the service. I REALLY don’t like my personal/private information being the product one bit. But that’s only part of it.

        2) My other problem is actually less with Facebook and more with their users. I’ve lost a few friends who forgot what it means to be a friend and think they can do so from Facebook alone. After losing people that I care about to Facebookitis, I refused to use it anymore.

        • Dave E.

          ohh… good lord!

          • Shane Milton

            I’m leaving Twitter because of the first reason. While app.net is my current plan, I’m open to changing that if another obvious option comes up. I REALLY don’t like my privacy being for sale to the highest (or any) bidder when I only get the ability to post little messages in return.

        • Tim242

          Agreed. I completely deleted my account over a year ago. It is horrible for society.

    • Droidzilla

      I stopped using it before it was on Facebook. Since I’m that hipster, dos that mean I have to start using it again? I’m so lost.

  • kynyrd synyrd

    not-so-warm? haha!