Android Instagram updates needed to make app better than iOS

 

By Posted 4 Apr 2012, 09:09

They say good things come to those who wait and it looks like this has paid dividends for Android users. The highly anticipated Instagram app is now available, but users can also enjoy a day one update which looks to improve the experience further for you.

If you haven’t installed Instagram yet, you’ll find that the app is now happily sitting on the Google Play store waiting to be installed. What you may not know though, is that an update is already available and it brings some initial bug fixes to the app, as well as some crucial improvements related to crashes.

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If you have been using Instagram heavily and have experienced several crashes when filtering photos, you’ll be pleased to hear that the developers have already addressed this in the 1.0.1 update and you should be able to use the app problem free from now on.

On a side note, we have seen plenty of cries already for some improvements to the app for Android. A lot of you are requesting a lot more editing options when dealing with your endless photos, while another big request is for the app to become its own entity with some Android specific stylings. As some of you have pointed out on the official user reviews on Google Play, Instagram for Android may just feel like an iOS port at the moment and obviously a lot of you want this to change in future updates.

From our point of view, Instagram has only just rolled out on Android, so give the developers time to work their magic. We wouldn’t want to see any kind of iOS or Android favoritism, but making the app a little prettier to match the lovely Ice Cream Sandwich interface is a good start.

What are your early impressions of the app for Android? Do you already have a list of improvements that you want to see, or are you just happy that it is available on Android at last?