Okay, we know, we’ve said this before, and Instagram has been “coming soon” for quite some time now. This time, the words come straight from the horse’s mouth, as Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced yesterday at the South by Southwest Conference that the Android version of the insanely popular photo-sharing service would soon launch on Android.
The service has amassed a total of 27 million users on iOS, and expects similar successes on Android with Mr. Systrom calling it “one of the best Android apps you’ll ever see.” While certainly a lofty claim on Instagram’s part, Mr. Systrom went on to bolster that the Android version of Instagram is much faster than its iOS counterpart, and that the Android version is better in some ways than the iOS one.
We can’t help but get a bit excited for Instagram to finally launch. Sure, there are other applications out there that do similar things, but not ones that are so focused on social sharing and feature a user-base of 27 million people. The wait for Instagram should be over very soon, perhaps by the end of the month.
Who else is anxiously awaiting Instagram’s release? Or have you found another application to suit your photo-sharing needs?