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Instagram for Android Launches!

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We’ve been following Instagram’s Android app for months, and now just weeks after launching the Instagram for Android teaser page, Instagram for Android has launched.

Instagram for Android is now available for practically every Android smartphone n the Google Play Store as a free download.

Instagram for Android is more than just a photography app with artistic filters, it’s also a huge social network with over 27 million users. The Instagram community will grow today as the millions of Android users can now download the popular app.

Instagram for Android

Instagram for Android launches

Instagram for Android doesn’t have the same issues Temple Run did at launch, with support for any Android phone running Android 2.2 or higher.

Instagram’s CEO claims that Instagram for Android is better than the iPhone version, something I’m already testing out now that we have the Instagram Android app on my Galaxy Nexus. At first glance, the app looks much like the iPhone app you’ve envied for months, but as you move through menus and settings you see distinct Android markings.

Instagram for Android allows you to take photos, apply filters and then share with the Instagram community as well as post to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare; support for Flickr is coming soon. You can use the front or back camera to take photos inside the Instagram app.

One feature that is missing is the ability to post photos to Google+.

Early user reviews are positive, though there are reports of unknown errors by some posters.

Download Instagram for Android

Are you already out taking Instagram photos? We’re rounding up our favorites later today, so leave a comment with a link to your Instagram for Android taken photos in the comments below.

Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your gear and loves to talk about tech on radio and TV. Josh uses an iOS and Android devices as well as Mac and Windows Computers. Josh Smith on Google+ Email: [email protected]

21 Comments

  1. Paul

    04/03/2012 at 1:10 pm

    I found out why you can get the unknown error issue. I had my camera set to VGA, it will not do small photos in VGA for some reason. Once you set it above that, it will work fine. Go figure, fine with me though. 

    • Mr. F

      04/03/2012 at 3:18 pm

      VGA on your phone or on the app itself?

      • Paul

        04/03/2012 at 3:23 pm

        Says photo is too small if i try to load a vga pic. If you have your phone set to vga you might get ‘unknown’ error.

        • Mr. F

          04/03/2012 at 3:32 pm

          how do I know if my phone is set to vga? where can I locate that at?

  2. Romar De Guzman

    04/04/2012 at 4:58 am

    it doesn’t work on samsung galaxy Y , kinda sucks . it says it only supports OpenGL ES 2 , and galaxy y has openGL Es 1 . a huge pooper . sucks.

    • skalka

      04/04/2012 at 6:05 am

      Actually Samsung Galaxy Y has OpenGL ES 2, according to benchmark app Quadrant Standard.

  3. Ma. Angelie Maglana

    04/05/2012 at 1:28 am

    instagram isn’t working on samsung galaxy y. it only shows blank pic after capturing one. no piv liveview and preview as well. only the frame is visible

    • Angel Rivera

      04/05/2012 at 8:07 am

      I thought that I am the only one experiencing this. They should fix it.

  4. meeee

    04/05/2012 at 10:06 am

    how can u work instagram on galaxy y?

  5. fall

    04/05/2012 at 10:07 am

    how can u make instagram work on galaxy y?????

  6. Babyhyonie

    04/05/2012 at 8:03 pm

    same here rooted samsung galaxy y instagram is not functioning well.
    it appears black when you’re on filter page.. kinda disgusting. hope the developers would fix it!!!

  7. guest

    04/05/2012 at 10:16 pm

    How can I upload past pictures to facebook so they are large? If I go back to a photo and click “share,” it only posts as the small picture that takes you to an external page. HOw do you upload older photos that you didnt post to facebook but now want to and have it be large? The iphone instructions dont translate to the android.

  8. guest

    04/07/2012 at 12:06 am

    ITS NOT WORKING PROPERLY ON MY GALAXY Y WHEN I TRY TO EDIT THE PCTURE A BLACK ONE APPEARS

  9. Richad

    04/09/2012 at 1:27 am

    not working with galaxy y

  10. Guest

    04/10/2012 at 12:57 am

    I’ve been waiting for months but now Instagram isn’t working on my Galaxy Y! FFUU -_-

  11. Rann

    04/10/2012 at 4:51 am

    Me too! I’ve been waiting INSTAGRAM for Android but I can’t even use it nor sign up. I hope I can use it properly already. It says there that the phone is not appropriate for the said app. WTF!

  12. Rann

    04/10/2012 at 4:52 am

    BTW, my phone is also Galaxy Y.

  13. Mizz_JuiciFruit

    05/15/2012 at 2:23 pm

    It doesn’t allow me to download for my Samsung Acclaim phone either… :’(

  14. janelle

    05/19/2012 at 2:33 pm

    It says my phone isnt compatible with instagram (i have a mytouch)

  15. Tim

    10/13/2012 at 1:10 pm

    Why doesn’t galaxy ace have BLUR in instagram?

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