Android users, your wait for a wonderful photo sharing app is over. Instagram, the popular photo-filtering and sharing app, is on its way to Google’s mobile operating system. The Android version of Instagram is currently being tested in private beta and will be released “very soon.”
Co-founder Kevin Systrom announced at SXSW Sunday that the long-awaited Android version of Instagram is nearly here. He teased the version on stage, but didn’t provide a demo.
“In some ways, it’s better than our iOS app. It’s crazy,” Systrom said. In a Q&A following his presentation, Systrom said the app is fast, works great on large screens and can share photos to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other networks.
Systrom also announced Sunday that the iOS version of Instagram — which was named Apple’s iOS app of the year last year — has seen some 27 million downloads.