Massively popular social photo application is finally available for Android smartphones running Android 2.2 and up.

Instagram arrives for Android

Massively popular iPhone app Instagram has finally launched on Google’s rival Android platform, bringing the social photo app to an even greater audience.

Boasting an astonishing 30 million users on iOS, Instagram provides photo enhancing features and the ability to share to various social networks as well as see image streams from others which the user is ‘following’ in the usual social networking style.

Part of the delay in porting the application to the world’s most popular mobile OS is the developer’s self-described meticulous efforts to bring the application to Android.

"The Android app offers an extremely familiar Instagram experience when compared to the iOS app. You’ll find all the same exact filters and community as our iOS version," Instagram said in a Q&A page.

The application will work on any Android camera phone with Android 2.2 and above and suport for OpenGL ES 2 which might be a little arcane for for most users but the Google Play store will tell Android users whether their phone is suitable for the app or not.

The free application has already gained 14,000 ratings with an average of 4.3 stars – highly rated by Android app standards.

One user commented: "I love this app. The integration to the top social networks is flawless."

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