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Instagram finally headed to Android

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2012 14:47 User comments (2)

Instagram finally headed to Android Instagram, the massively popular iOS photo-filter and sharing app is finally headed to Android.
The company has said this weekend that the Android version is almost ready, and co-founder Kevin Systrom even demoed the app at SXSW. The Android app is in private beta currently, notes the exec.

Says Systrom (via Mash): "In some ways, it's better than our iOS app. It's crazy."

The app will give Android owners a chance to share their filtered photos on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and other social networks in addition to email and messaging.

When asked why it took so long to make an Android app, Systrom says: "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."

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115.3.2012 14:56

Why would it have been tough ? Both are on clones of UNIX ! Programs generally run on text files and not binaries. Only the kernel runs on binaries. Should not be that complicated to edit the text files !

217.3.2012 20:08

Originally posted by pmshah:
Why would it have been tough ? Both are on clones of UNIX ! Programs generally run on text files and not binaries. Only the kernel runs on binaries. Should not be that complicated to edit the text files !


Um...no.

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