Instagram updates to 2.1 while Android users wait

By Daniel Chubb - Feb 11, 2012

Millions of iPhone owners are enjoying the Instagram app every month and today they’re getting an update for the popular app, which takes Instagram to v2.1. This new version allows you to tap on push notifications and then be taken directly to the photo, and you can also edit your photo from the profile page after this update.

New features in 2.1 include a new filter called “Sierra“, a design that has been improved and simplified, and also a new way users can enhance photos with “Lux“. You can find out more about the new version on iTunes and it’s worth pointing out that Instagram for iOS has well over 314,000 ratings, which average 4.5 stars and show just how good this app is.

Instagram for Android is nearing while frustration grows – last week we posted an article that looked at how the demand for an Instagram app on Android was growing, and most Android users cannot wait for something official rather than the alternative Android apps. Earlier this week we heard that Instagram could be coming really soon after users reported seeing a link on the Android Market Place, although reports following this news point to the same developer posting a Temple Run app that is said to be malware. We cannot confirm these reports although feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment.

There have been a number of alternative apps mentioned for Android, which include Vignette and Mobli although not everyone shares the love for Instagram, and some people feel it “makes people in pictures look terrible“. We’d love to hear why you want Instagram so badly on the Android platform?

You can also see a video below that runs through the main features of Instagram, and might give some people a little insight into why the majority of people love the app. The video review is a little old so bare in mind that some new features have been added since.

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