Instagram has finally updates its Android app. Now it completely supports Nexus 7 Google tablet besides Flickr. This is certainly a great news
Instagram is the well-liked image capturing application that was bought by Facebook a few months back. The app was initially made only for iPhone, but was recently launched for Android devices too. Now the
same wonderful app has a new update lined up that would make it available for use on the newly launched Nexus 7 tablet by Google. Besides, the update would also enable the ability to upload photos directly to Flickr through Android devices.
This is an unusual choice of device to host Instagram because the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 7 is not really a decent camera phone. It has just one 1.2 MP camera, not something that would complement the wonderful image app. However, the tablet also won the label of being the tablet to support both Flickr and the Jelly Bean OS.
It was last year that Flickr launched an Android app. The app can be used to capture high-resolution images and then share them using one of the many social networking services made available as part of the service and app.
Following the launch of Instagram for Android devices, it turned out to be a great success and is eagerly awaited on devices that are yet to support it.
The app was very well received the launch of its Android support version and it hit 10 million downloads in the first 22 days of its launch on Android. Currently the service is close to reaching 50 million users across all platforms. It hit the 25 millionth mark back in March, making it the biggest mobile-only social network. Then it went on to hit the 40 million mark about two weeks ago.
Instagram has been touted to go beyond sharing of images. Many hail it as the app that lets them create art through their phones, and others claim it to be a source of bonding with friends and family.
Realizing the worth of the wonderful app, Facebook bought it for $1 billion and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, declared that the app would hold features that are crucial to it like sharing to Twitter and to Facebook.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 7 was recently announced at the Google’s developer conference. Developers got to lay hands on the tablet at the conference and then the pre-orders of the device started. Shipping of these preorders made in June started last week.