Instagram for Android release imminent, app overrated for some

 

By Posted 26 Mar 2012, 12:18

It looks like the wait will finally be over soon for Android owners. The makers of the hugely popular Instagram application have confirmed that sign-ups have now begun, meaning that a release is now surely just around the corner.

Instagram, along with Temple Run seem to be the two apps which will complete many of your lives. Of course we’re joking, but there’s no doubt that Instagram is easily one of the most popular iOS apps ever and just like Temple Run before it, Android users are now getting a bit frustrated on the lack of a Android Market, sorry Google Play release.

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The good news is that it looks like a release is coming very soon. Official sign-ups have now begun on the website, as users can leave their email address in the capable hands of the Instagram makers in return for first dibs on the app the moment a download becomes available.

Is Instagram being over-hyped though, or are you firmly on board the bandwagon that it is one of the finest apps ever to appear on a mobile device? There are alternatives on Android for those that are looking for the ‘filter’ experience when sharing photos online. One app that springs to mind is Vignette – an app which many Android users argue is better than Instagram, but at the end of the day – price is everything to consumers these days and Vignette does require a fee, while Instagram on iOS is free and is fully expected to land on the Google Play store for free as well.

How do you feel about Instagram? Is it truly the holy grail right now in terms of social apps, or are you one of those Vignette users who does not see what the fuss is about? Sign-ups available right now.

  • Guest

    I have not used Instagram so I guess I come under the category of not understanding what the fuss is all about. Plus I may be somewhat biased towards Vignette. However I will be very interested what people who have tried both have to say once Instagram does make it to Android. I guess the nice thing about it being free is that people will feel they can easily test it out without having to commit to buying it. 

  • http://twitter.com/Craig916 Craig Hardie

    I have it installed on my iPhone but never use and never realised how loved it seems to by people until recently.  I might have a second look at it, then again I might not…

  • John

    I’m experimenting with instagram, lightbox and picsart. So far, the only thing instagram wins in is popularity. Lightbox and Instagram are about equal, but picsart is amazing and trumps both in options to skew your original photo. There’s no “follow” option with picsart, but since I usually upload my photos to my tumblr account I don’t find it necessary.

    There’s even NYT article about Instagram and it “adds soul” to pictures or something like that. Leave it up to NYT to allow such trite to be published; I bet hipsters were saying “this article totally understands me.” No you idiot. It doesn’t.