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Half of Instagram users now on Android

Just one year after the social photo app belatedly made its way over to Android, Instagram has now announced that half of its users are on the Google platform.

In a blog posting titled ‘Instagram for Android: One Year Later,’ Instagram has laid out some impressive figures for the filter-obsessed social network app.

The fact that “In less than a day, over a million people downloaded the app” is impressive enough for starters. Even more impressive is the fact that “now nearly half of all Instagrammers use the Android app to share photos with friends, family and the world.”

This portion represents at least 50 million downloads, as Instagram burst past the 100 million user mark in February. This is confirmed if you head over to the Instagram Google Play Store, which states that the app has been downloaded between 50 million and 100 million times on the platform.

Instagram took its time arriving on Android. It was a major success on iPhone for 17 months before taking its Android bow, allowing 30 million iOS users to take snaps, apply hip filters, and share the results with others.

Shortly following Instagram’s arrival on Android on April 3, 2012, Facebook bought the company for around $1 billion.

Instagram is clearly the hot app of the moment, which in recent months has prompted Nokia to petition the service’s developers to create an official Instagram app for Windows Phone 8.

Are you one of those 100 million Instagram users? Do you prefer it to Facebook and Twitter? Let us know in the comments section below, or via the Trusted Reviews Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Via: Cnet

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