Instagram Gains 1 Million Android Users

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April 4 2012 2:25 PM

Instagram Gains 1 Million Android Users; Stupid Pet Photos To Multiply

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(Instagram for Android has netted 1 million new users in 24 hours. South Korean models pose with Samsung Electronics' new smartphone 'Galaxy S2' during its launching event in Seoul on April 28, 2011.)

Photo by JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

In just 24-hours since its release from the confines of the iPhone community, social networking camera app for smartphones Instagram has netted a whopping 1 million users from the Android masses.

Despite Android's share of the U.S. market topping 50 percent for the first time in February, the app has, until this week, only been available on iOS. Android users have been patiently waiting their turn to take and share hipster filtered, occasionally ironic photos of their surroundings. While the Android app runs nearly identical to its iOS counterpart, there are a few differences: namely, no tilt-shift for Android users.

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On the whole, Instagram has already topped 25 million users worldwide, which makes it the largest mobile-based social network ever created. You know what this means—a gazillion Android-snapped pet portraits with the Toaster filter on!

Video produced by Jim Festante

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.

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