Instagram makes its Android debut

Until today, Android users had to watch their iOS counterparts with envy or settle for an alternative.

Instagram, the popular iPhone camera app that allows you to add funky filters to photos, has finally arrived on Google's Android platform. The app gathered more than 30 million users on iOS since it launched in 2010, but Android users had to settle for alternatives until today.

Instagram for Android works with any versions of OS 2.2 and above that support OpenGL ES 2 (used to power the Instagram filters). That means it should work with most higher-end models on the platform. You can download the free app now from Google Play (aka Android Market).

The app is very simple to use. You just open it up and capture a photo or select one that you already took. You can then add various filters, add borders and share your creation on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Posterous, Foursquare or via e-mail.

You can also build followers within Instagram's social network, where people can like and comment on your pictures. The tab with the star icon will show you the most popular photos on the network from other users, while the heart bubble icon will show you the latest creations from your friends.

In comparison to its iPhone counterpart, Instagram for Android is still missing a couple of features. It has the same filters and community features as the iOS version, but the Android app lacks features such as Tilt/Shit and Flickr integration, which should be available in subsequent updates.

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