There are already a ton of photo filter apps available for Android such as Pixlr-o-matic. Many folks are asking the question, what makes the announcement of Instagram for Android so special? Well, for folks who have used Instagram lately, might say it’s the fact that the app has evolved into its very own social network. For novice users, they may like the filters and effects that they can apply simply to their pictures for the “cool” effect. What we want to know is if you are still interested. Let us know down below.
The wait for Instagram is coming to an end pretty soon, according to Instagram’s founders. Today at SXSW, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger of Instagram told folks that the Android version of Apple’s App of the Year will be available “really soon.” They even added that the Android version in some ways, is better than the iPhone app. Hopefully, we won’t have too much longer to wait so we can find that out for ourselves. The app is in private beta as we speak, so we should be nearing release right around the corner. Will Instagram be a welcomed addition, or has the wait been way too long to stay excited?
People who are still waiting for an official Instagram app to hit the Play Store, may want to check out Pixlr-o-matic. From the same folks who created the popular SketchBook app, this photo application has all of the fantastic
artsy hipster filters you could ever need when looking to create a vivid image of your four-legged friend or party atmosphere. We can’t guarantee your pet will sit still, but at least he will look good. Pixlr-o-matic is free in the Google Play store which makes it that much more inviting. Go create some art.
Cheers Picolas and Loki for sitting still for five seconds!
Yesterday, news spread throughout the Android world that Instagram – the ultra-popular iOS hipster filter photo app – was finally headed to Android because of a notification on a Galaxy Tab that read “Featured App: Instagram.” Most assume that Samsung is going to try and highlight the app either through their own personal app store or maybe in a new update.
Well, to help add to the idea that the app is almost ready for Android, a reader noticed that during Best Buy’s Super Bowl commercial of smartphone innovators, that one of Instagram’s co-creators (Kevin Systrom) holds up an Android phone to show off his creation. We captured screenies to show that he indeed does have in his hand an HTC device (or is that a Motorola Photon?), most likely a Sensation XL hence the red soft keys. Now, we see snafus like this in commercials or ads all of the time and also understand that maybe Best Buy didn’t want to deal with licensing an Apple product for this particular one, so this isn’t a definitive sign that Instagram is just around the corner. But again, why would the creator of one of the most popular iOS apps of all time show off his work on Android to millions of people instead?