South by Southwest (SXSW) is a Music and Film festival  held in Austin Texas. At this year’s event some really good news came out, Instagram is landing on Android really soon. Instagram is a small community with around 27 million registered users till date. It is used for taking and sharing pictures.

It was available for the iPhone since quite a long time, but now it is arriving in the Android world too. Its a pity why big name developers sometimes do not take Google Play (previously the android market) seriously. Thus a lot of good applications take a long time.

At the conference Instagram’s CEO Kevin Systrom took to the stage clutching a Galaxy Nexus running a prototype of the app which is currently being tested in private beta. So he could not give us a full review on the app. The app came out for the iPhone in 2010 and an android version has since been anxiously awaited. According to Kevin:

“I don’t think it took us so long. We just had priorities. Had we tried to be both on Android and iPhone at the same time, it would’ve been tough to innovate in the way that we have.”

So good news is that all this wait has not been for nothing as the developers themselves say that this app is better than the iPhone version.

He also did not give a release date on said really soon and really soon isn’t really much to go on, but it is really coming. By the sound of it it’ll be worth the wait too. Systrom also added that the app works great on larger screens, is really fast and offers sharing to Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and other social networks.

The main point of this app is that the user has the thinking that the best camera is the one you have at the time you need it, and that is normally the one in your smartphone. Android phones have some really good camera’s be it Samsung or HTC. Plus there are a lot of  great photographers out their that use their smartphones to capture beautiful pictures.  There have been mane iPhoneographers on Instagram that have showed off their ample talent on the community, Now its the time for the Android world to show off their talent.


Source: The Verge