Yes Instagram is no longer exclusive to iOS, Android users can now download it from google play for free. Over 5 million downloads in less than a week and it currently ranks #1 on Top New Free category.

Instagram is a camera app which allows users to capture photo, apply desired filters and share photos with friends and followers.

Because of its awesomeness this actually made it to my “why I should buy an iphone” list, but it’s more practical for me to buy an android phone so I just bought vignette app instead.
There were compatibility issues on the first release but it was fixed on the version 1.0.4. Some of the fixes are photos not appearing on the gallery, compatibility issues for tablets and SDcard install. Make sure you have the recent update.

I downloaded it myself and it’s all good. There is not much difference compared to the iOS version aside from the blur function and 3 other sharing options (flicker, email and posterous). Users are hoping that they will be included in future releases specially the blur tool. Read eyes4tech’s iOS vs Android detailed comparison.


On the other hand, Facebook has agreed to buy Instagram for $1 Billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of June. “I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook” said Mark Zuckerberg on his post on Facebook.