Mobile photo service Instagram is preparing to launch its long-awaited Google Android app and in preparation for that programs release the company on Saturday launched a sign-up page for the soon-to-be Android friendly program.
Instagram on the page doesn’t state whether the sign-up page is meant for registration to give users early access or just a simple notification e-mail entry. According to the website users who provide their email will simply be “first in line” when the program launches.
Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom recently hinted that the Android app could be weeks away although he also hinted that new features may be made available that will propel the Android ahead of the long standing iOS version for Apple products.
It will be interesting to see how Instagram manages to scale on the Android system where the company has had to deal with a less straightforward platform that is fragmented among device manufacturers. Instragram also receives excellent placement within the Apple App Store which has helped Apple customers find, download and ultimately use the photo sharing platform. In the meantime Google Play customers have complained en masse that it can often be hard to find new apps on the system while Google hasn’t exactly had the best track record of showcasing hot new programs.
Android phones in the meantime have some of the best camera options on the market with various devices featuring cameras that offer dual-LED flashes, 8 megapixel photo capturing, auto-focus and other features Instagram users find worthy of regular use.
Will you be downloading the Instagram app for your Google Android smartphone when it’s made available?