Oh snap: Instagram for Android is here!

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The long wait for Instagram on Android is over. The popular and free photo sharing application that launched on Apple iOS devices, and stayed there until today, is now available in Google Play for smartphones running Android 2.2 or better. How much of a following does Instragram have just on the iPhone? Its site, which shows shared images from users, gets 300 million page views per month.

The premise behind Instrgram is simple and that’s part of the reason for its widespread usage on iOS devices: Users snap a picture, apply a filter if desired and then share it to their followers and friends on Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook. It couldn’t be easier to use and as you follow more people on Instagram, you begin to see some amazing imagery.

I suspect the Android influx will quickly boost Instagram’s already impressive user base, already at more than 30 million users. Support for the software on Android has been oft requested and we knew that the Android version was coming soon; Instrgram founder Kevin Systrom mentioned this on stage at our GigaOm Mobilize conference last fall. So get to it, Android users: Start snapping those images!

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