Couldn’t make it to SXSW? Well here’s another reason you should have been there! Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom announced that the Instagram photo app will be available soon on Android. While this means more smart phone users can access Instagram, several iPhone fans are shaking their heads.
This weekend, I attended the World Wide Instameet. The San Francisco meetup started in Dolores Park in the Mission District. Several Instawalkers were chatting about what this change will mean for the world of mobile photography.
Laura Powell, manager of the San Francisco branch of Instagram (@igerssf), believes that using Instagram on Androids could lead to a drop in photo quality. If people are using different phone models, she said, the photos will be less uniform.
According to CNET.com, the iPhone is rated as the best camera phone on the market—several Instagram users agree. Rated fourth is an Android powered phone, the HTC Amaze 4G. The HTC features an 8 mega pixel camera and 1080p HD video capability. The iPhone 4S, the most recent version released from Apple, features the same video and photo specs.
The app should be available soon, but no specific release date was given.