This is probably the most anticipated application to grace Android devices to date, which is at least what the team at Instagram believes. The popular photo sharing application has been around from 2010 but all this while has been limited to only users of iOS devices. After months of teasing and claiming that the Android version of the app will be available to Android devices; on the 3rd of April 2012, Instagram  finally became available to users of the Google operating system.

All the filters found on iOS are found on this version

All the filters found on iOS are found on this version

As per an announcement on their blog, the team at Instagram states, “Today, we’re excited to bring you Instagram for Android. 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.” They go on to add, “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.”

In a related report by The New York Times, Kevin Systrom, creator of the photo sharing app has said that since it became available to Android, they have received more than 2,000 sign ups per minute. This will translate to approximately three million new users in a single day.

The first version of the app for Android shares most of the features found on the iOS version except for Tilt Shift / Blur, Share from Feed, Live Preview and Share to Flickr. However, succeeding versions of the app will bridge this gap between the two operating systems. To download the much awaited app on your Android device, head on to the link here or through the Google Play app on your handset, install it and become a part of one of the biggest photo sharing applications to date. For more information on this application, just tap the link here and view the statistics the developers have compiled to back their claim why this is one of the most anticipated releases on the Android platform to date.

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