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Not long for Instagram on Android, beta testing underway

Currently there are a couple of applications available on the iOS platform that many Android users have high on their wish lists. Recently we had the news that Temple Run will finally be landing on the Android platform later this month, and now we have news that it won’t be long before Instagram for Android is released as beta testing is underway.

The founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom, was talking yesterday at the South by Southwest conference, and mentioned the iOS version has seen its users almost double since December last year. As it is being reported by the Huffington Post the application now has 27 million users that are registered to the service, which compares to Foursquare that has just shy of 20 million users, but has been going since March 2009. The iOS version of the app has recently been updated for users of the platform.

Currently the Instagram application is only available for iOS users, but Systrom said an Android version had been developed and private beta testing had already begun ahead of a release “very soon”. Kevin Systrom also went on to mention the Android application will be better than the iOS version in some ways, and the team had been looking to make it one of the best Android applications available.

One way the Instagram application is said to better is the speed of it, with Systrom stating it was “really fast”. The day the app first launched around 25 thousand people signed up for it according to Systrom, with Apple choosing Instagram as its app of the year in 2011.

The application has certainly proved successful since it hit the App Store back in the fall of 2010, and hopefully Android users will soon be able to find out what all the fuss is about once it is released for their platform.

Are you looking forward to get Instagram on your Android device?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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