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Instagram for Android Sees 1 Million Downloads in Less Than 24 Hours

by Killian Bell | April 4, 2012April 4, 2012 5:30 am PST

Instagram for Android

After an incredibly lengthy wait, Instagram made its debut on Android yesterday, and it seems Android users couldn’t wait to snap it up. The photo sharing application saw an impressive 1 million downloads in less that 24 hours on Google Play.

Instagram began taking registrations for its Android variant back on March 24, allowing users to sign up and become “the first in line” for the app. Over 430,000 people pre-registered, signaling the app was destined for Android success. Its developers probably weren’t expected to see over 2,000 sign-ups a minute, however.

According to The Next Web, which is expecting the app to reach 5 million downloads within the coming days, that makes Instagram one of the biggest releases ever for the Android platform.

The service has been available on the iPhone since back in 2010, attracting over 30 million iOS users. Both the Android and the iOS app are largely similar, with almost identical user interfaces and all the same features. In fact, it’s hard to see what Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom meant when he said the Android app is “better than the iOS app.”

Have you started using Instagram on Android yet?

[via The Next Web]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...