Instagram for Android Arrives

By Mat Honan on at

In what may be the most anticipated iOS-only app to cross platforms and come over to Android, Instagram is finally here for Android devices.

Android becomes the first platform other than iOS supported by Instagram, the highly popular social network and photo sharing service that has some 25 million users, until now all on iPhones, iPods and iPads. The company had intentionally been methodical and, well, slow to release an app on additional platforms. As of yet, there is still no announcement on Instagram's blog about the Android version.

The app will work with Android devices running versions 2.2 and higher that support OpenGL ES 2. It seems to have rough feature parity with the iOS versions (including sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare, with Flickr on the way), the familiar truckloads of filters, and Lux—a feature that automatically fixes your photo processing.

You can download it right now. And you really should. [Google Play via SAI]