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Instagram for Android Already Gets an Update



Earlier today, the long awaited Instagram for Android app arrived for users of Google’s mobile operating system. It was an app that had been rumored for quite so time so it was exciting to finally see it roll out. Over the course of the day though, we’ve heard from several Android users who were reporting that application was crashing on their device. Instagram listened and the developer has rolled out a bug fix update just hours after releasing the app.

According to The Verge, the application still doesn’t work properly on the HTC One X, HTC”s latest flagship smartphone.

Instead of going into the user interface, Instagram instead treats HTC One X users to a nice Camera Not Supported screen that states very plainly that the camera on the HTC One X is not supported but that Instagram will be updating the application to support other cameras in the future.

Instagram for Android Already Gets Updated

Read: Instagram for Android: First Impressions and Performance.

It’s unclear at this point if the HTC One X is the only device that encounters this message or if there are still others out there.

As I said when I posted my first impressions about Instagram for Android, I can confirm that the software works on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid X2 and the Motorola Droid 3.

This is the second buggy launch of a major Android app this week.

Earlier this week, Imangi Studios released Temple Run for Android, an app that Android users were eagerly anticipating. However, on launch day, it became apparent that the app was buggy and didn’t work for some devices.

Read: Temple Run: Another Reason to Run from Android.

Imangi, like Instagram, released an update soon afterwards offering more compatibility to go along with a promise to fix to all of the problems plaguing the Android application.

While it’s nice to see these applications arrive on Android, it’s a shame that they are buggy.

I haven’t experienced any bugs with Instagram on my Galaxy Nexus yet.

Are any of you having issues?



  1. Sophie

    04/03/2012 at 6:47 pm

    I have a Samsung Transform, and Instagram doesn’t even show up in Google Play for me. It said that the app was not compatible with my phone. 

    • mila

      04/03/2012 at 11:19 pm

      At first it didnt let me allow to install Instagram but then I got on my computer and sigb on my google account. Then I searched for the instagram app and clicked install and it went straight to my phone. ( sign in your gmail account that u have on your phone on your market thingy )

      • Sierra

        05/29/2012 at 8:14 pm

        how do you go on your google account , im on my gmail account and i cant find anything

    • Matthew

      04/03/2012 at 11:50 pm

      Same Here. Anyone have the same problem or a solution?

      • Tofukiller89

        04/04/2012 at 2:01 am

        I’ve been trying to get it, It keeps saying not compatible with my phone -__- 

        • Tjasa Licanin

          04/04/2012 at 5:25 am

          I have HTC Wildfire and it says that too, I tried everything -.-

    • Dani

      04/04/2012 at 3:48 pm

      I have a Samsung Intercept & the same happened to me.

    • Nessa6967

      04/08/2012 at 6:07 pm

      I have a Droid X and I get the same thing :(

  2. Ambitiousbias

    04/03/2012 at 10:22 pm

    I have the Droid Bionic and I cant take front facing pics with Instagram. Nor can I opload any of my existing front facing pics. It says ‘image too small” yet my camera is set on Video resolution. I can take pictures with my back camera just fine, but the front-facing camera is vital for me.

    • MissPromQueen

      04/04/2012 at 9:08 pm

      I have the same problem on my bionic with my back facing camera. I even tried adjusting the image size and it is not working. 

  3. Guest

    04/04/2012 at 2:41 am

    I have a galaxy S and it keeps saying my picture is too small… i can not upload a profile picture. this sucks!!!

  4. haizi143

    04/04/2012 at 9:21 am

  5. Guest

    04/04/2012 at 9:38 am

    I’m told instagram is incompatible with my Samsung Acclaim.  Grrrrr!

  6. Valeria Sereni

    04/04/2012 at 11:53 am

    It’s incompatible with HTC Wildfire too

  7. Guest

    04/04/2012 at 2:45 pm

    Incompatible with  Motorola Backflip :(

  8. Spongi

    04/04/2012 at 4:33 pm

    i have the htc wildfire and it doesn’t work :( but will they fix the app for our phones?

  9. bnr

    04/04/2012 at 4:51 pm

    Not working on my Samsung Intercept. It’s rumored to be the OpenGL ES but I don’t know how to update mine.

  10. Dsfajk

    04/04/2012 at 5:17 pm

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant and it isn’t compatible, either. 

  11. Ashley

    04/04/2012 at 7:05 pm

    Samsung galaxy s won’t upload pictures… says “photo is too small”

    • Blahh

      04/05/2012 at 4:09 pm

      Same here. & when i looked why it said to change the camera setting on instagram and i dont even have that option to do so.

  12. Kristance Kobilis

    04/04/2012 at 10:33 pm

    I have an HTC Evo (Sprint) AND an Avail (AT&T). I have problems with Instagram on BOTH phones. With every photo I attempt to upload, it informs me that “the photo is too small”. I adjusted the camera settings and even changed the resolution of some of the pictures. Still doesn’t work. This is bullshit.

  13. alexis

    04/05/2012 at 12:26 am

    Not compatible with my samsung transform

    • Common Anon

      05/19/2012 at 10:13 pm


  14. Kristyling

    04/10/2012 at 9:30 am

    Yea HTC one x can’t take pic with instagram. I really hope the Update is real soon.

  15. mylz

    05/22/2012 at 1:21 pm

    really sucks .. first it works on me after i updated it i cannot upload it anymore the pictures always crash !!!

  16. sadik

    06/24/2012 at 12:26 pm

    i have instagram on my phone but every time i try to upload a picture it crashes and the application force closes.

  17. phone freak

    06/26/2012 at 4:45 pm

    Does anyone know how I can get the OpenGL ES UPDATE FOR MY SAMSUNG INTERCEPT

  18. fenikkusu

    07/10/2012 at 2:52 pm

    I have a Lucid LG and it works alright. It crashes every once in a while, but for the most part it is fine.

  19. JayMariee

    07/16/2012 at 1:30 pm

    It used to work on my HTC wildfire & now it’s saYing it’s not compatible -.-

  20. John H

    07/17/2012 at 4:24 am

    I’ve installed Instagram on two different Android (ICS) devices today and it will not let me upload a profile picture. On both devices it seems to allow the selection of the photo but then, when I might expect to see an UPLOAD button, nothing happens and the profile photo shown appears blank. This is a pretty basic flaw in a social networking app.

  21. whitebuffalowoman

    08/01/2012 at 12:39 pm

    I have the samsung galaxy(AT&T) and the app doesn’t even show up in my google marketplace….I had to go on the website to see it….it says its incompatible with my device….kind of pissed off, I’ve been trying to get instagram since may and I still can’t get it….wtf instagram for android? Really?!

  22. Dubious

    08/02/2012 at 6:30 am

    Still not working on my Wildfire :-(
    BUT I console my myself with the fact that I have a Real camera and I know how to use Photoshop. Every cloud…

  23. hy_p101

    08/18/2012 at 10:54 pm

    my instagram doesn’t work for my android… the photo I choosed/took doesn’t appear.. it turn out blank.. what’s going on? I have a samsung galaxy ace duos.

  24. lissypoo

    08/24/2012 at 5:07 pm

    it says its not compatible on my motorola blur! dangit i really want this to work!!!

  25. diya

    09/18/2012 at 4:33 pm

    All da guyz out here have da same prob and i do have same prob that i have htc wildfire n dis instagram thingy is incompatible wid. It…..ughh just tell us da solution…not everyone of ys can change our fone sets

    • LNZ4380

      11/28/2012 at 8:09 am

      Wow. Learn how to spell. ^^^ This is what’s wrong with kids today.

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