Instagram Founder Teases Android App, Says It’s Better Than iOS Version

If you’re an Android user patiently waiting for Instagram to arrive on your phone, your wait may soon be over. Instagram founder Kevin Systrom showed off the company’s upcoming Android version at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, Texas this past weekend. The app is currently in private beta, and is set to be released soon. TechCrunch’s Kim-Mai Cutler writes,

Systrom also had one more thing up his sleeve — he showed off the company’s upcoming Android app. He waved it around very briefly on-stage, but he didn’t give a full demo. (That’s for later, and the company tells us they aren’t totally ready for a walkthrough yet.)

“In some ways, it’s better than our iOS app. It’s crazy,” he said.

He also states that they chose to stay exclusively on iOS until now to focus on scaling and innovating the app. The service just passed 27 million registered members and is rumored to be raising $40 million on a $500 million valuation.

(via TechCrunch via Gizmodo)

Image credit: The Secrets of Instagram’s Success, Kevin Systrom #FOWD by placenamehere

  • Edward De la Torre

    Does it come with a flannel shirt and a mustache?

  • Doctor Octothorpe

    As an android user, I’m excited about the prospect of having every photo I take look like it was shot on outdated film stock.  It will completely camouflage my inability to compose a compelling photograph.

    Excuse me while I zip away on my single-speed bicycle now.

  • Flgraphics

    of course they are going to say that.. they want as many users as possible

  • Cmoore889

    I’ve seen nothing that impresses me about Instagram? I doubt if I will be one the many that might download the app. 

  • Ralph Hightower

    Okay, but I’m not giving up my film camera.

  • Kimberly Siebert

    im sooo over it and this is sooooo 2 years ago like his flannel shirt from 95. Just sayin.

  • Guest

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh why so many petapixel posts on instagram and iphones? if I see another instagram post I’ll implode aaaaaahhhhhh

  • Guest

    and oh my lord are those corn rows?

  • Sam Carrot

    Oh instagram founder, you tease