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Sangdushi
Apr 4, 2012, 05:33 PM
I know there's a lot of controversy now in the iPhone and android community about some iPhone users' disgust with android getting instagram. Will it really diminish the experience? Some are saying it is taxing the servers, I don't see it. Others are saying the quality of content will go down because there are android handsets out there with bad cameras, but don't 3GS users use instagram as well?



Darthdingo
Apr 4, 2012, 05:37 PM
Why waste even 1 second of thought on this ? Who cares ?

If you have an iPhone you can use Instagram, and now users of Android's can also use Instagram. There is no story.

matttye
Apr 4, 2012, 05:47 PM
Anyone who's disgusted at Android getting an Instagram app has a superiority complex. :rolleyes:

Certinfy
Apr 4, 2012, 05:49 PM
Great thing.

The more the merrier, right? :)

Tophersky
Apr 4, 2012, 05:50 PM
What is instagram? And why do people care?

Cukies132
Apr 4, 2012, 05:53 PM
If i get more followers/like then im totally fine with it.

Bchagey
Apr 4, 2012, 06:23 PM
Wirelessly posted

Not happy about it

Sangdushi
Apr 4, 2012, 06:24 PM
Wirelessly posted

Not happy about it

Why not?

Rodimus Prime
Apr 4, 2012, 06:24 PM
Anyone who's disgusted at Android getting an Instagram app has a superiority complex. :rolleyes:

Welcome to the line of thought of Apple fanboys. The people who feel that way are a great example of why Apple fans are thought to be consider rather pathetic.

SandboxGeneral
Apr 4, 2012, 06:26 PM
I don't see why it makes a difference to anyone. It's a picture app. Its not about iOS or Android.

matttye
Apr 4, 2012, 06:34 PM
Welcome to the line of thought of Apple fanboys. The people who feel that way are a great example of why Apple fans are thought to be consider rather pathetic.

Every company has fanboys to be fair, not just Apple :p

It's fanboyism in general that is crazy.

Rodimus Prime
Apr 4, 2012, 06:37 PM
Every company has fanboys to be fair, not just Apple :p

It's fanboyism in general that is crazy.

While true. I just find that Apple seems to have the most fanatical and by far the loudest which is how Apple fans recieved their reputation.

No where else have I found a company getting the joke like the Church of Apple and worship the former CEO like their god.

nerdpov
Apr 4, 2012, 06:41 PM
The more the merrier?

sracer
Apr 4, 2012, 06:45 PM
While true. I just find that Apple seems to have the most fanatical and by far the loudest which is how Apple fans recieved their reputation.

No where else have I found a company getting the joke like the Church of Apple and worship the former CEO like their god.
The fact that this thread was created, I believe supports your point.

M5RahuL
Apr 4, 2012, 07:18 PM
Here we go again.. :rolleyes:

http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s332/oceancurrents/__009worffacepalm.gif

rocknblogger
Apr 4, 2012, 07:26 PM
Why waste even 1 second of thought on this ? Who cares ?

If you have an iPhone you can use Instagram, and now users of Android's can also use Instagram. There is no story.

+1 I have now wasted too much time on this thread:D

GoCubsGo
Apr 4, 2012, 07:35 PM
I sure wish these were my greatest concerns.

chrisbetty
Apr 4, 2012, 07:37 PM
Couldn't care less,Its an app. Android and iOS are personal preference..Shouldn't really be an argument,Its a phone for crying out loud.

blevins321
Apr 4, 2012, 07:40 PM
I think it's terrible. Now it means there will be even more hipster badly-"enhanced" photos published on the Internet.

joshwithachance
Apr 4, 2012, 07:59 PM
All I know is it got me quite a bit of followers over the past 2 days so I'm happy about it!

gunhunter
Apr 4, 2012, 08:29 PM
i dont even understand why this is a topic...

Looon
Apr 4, 2012, 08:35 PM
I am absolutely disgusted. This is an abomination and I wont stand for it. Next thing you know they'll want Angry Birds.

DroidRules
Apr 4, 2012, 08:37 PM
i dont even understand why this is a topic...
Because people like to make android v iOS threads so they can see the reaction. Basically they have nothing better to do with their time than fan the flames of the fanboi crowds on both sides.

ixodes
Apr 4, 2012, 08:39 PM
Quite vain & jealous, the immaturity is glaring amongst some of the Apple devotees.

Jordan921
Apr 4, 2012, 09:00 PM
All I know is it got me quite a bit of followers over the past 2 days so I'm happy about it!

Lol I got 1 more follower since the release.

rwilliams
Apr 5, 2012, 12:19 AM
It's an app. Anybody who truly gets upset by it being released for Android is an idiot.

I'm just wonder if Instagram is ever going to become profitable.

ChazUK
Apr 5, 2012, 12:49 AM
Instagram on Android has created one of my favourite Twitter streams.

https://twitter.com/#!/AndroidAGram

I know these people are not indicative of every iPhone user out there thankfully. I find it funny myself. :D

iArrudaG
Apr 5, 2012, 01:05 AM
Why would anyone care if Android users have it? :D

irDigital0l
Apr 5, 2012, 01:08 AM
I don't see the point.

If I ever switch to android I get Instagram too.

The only way to advance is to learn and share, being greedy and keeping everything for yourself doesn't help.

The more the merrier basically....

Sylon
Apr 5, 2012, 02:04 AM
Just more potential people to follow me :D


Really, I don't care, its good that they are getting the same things we are. Android is not a bad OS, and to be honest, Apple needs Android. And frankly, we, as iOS users, benefit from the existence of Android. The more competition there is, the more Apple will try to better them. If there were no competition, Apple would need much to impress us, and we would just take what they give us. Apple needs Android, Android needs Apple. Just like Batman needs the Joker.

CrAkD
Apr 5, 2012, 02:23 AM
I'm glad android finally got instagram now I can see what poor people had for dinner ;)

siurpeeman
Apr 5, 2012, 02:40 AM
i can only see this as good news. i love my iphone and ios, but i realistically can't see myself sticking with apple's ecosystem forever. eventually, i'm going to want to try something else, and it would be nice if the apps i know and love are present on other platforms (windows phone, i'm looking at you!).

Grayburn
Apr 5, 2012, 02:52 AM
Not bothered in the slightest.

WeegieMac
Apr 5, 2012, 03:26 AM
I'm not concerned either way since I don't use it.

I tried to use it, but I'm not a fan of sharing photos of where I go, people I know, etc on the internet with total strangers. I mean, I'm one of the only people I know who has a Facebook with only people I know and see daily, and locked out to everyone else.

nathdogg
Apr 5, 2012, 03:53 AM
I didn't know instagram had come to android until I read this.

Surely this is a good thing though? I don't understand any reason why this should be a negative to any iPhone user. It just means that we will be able to see and share even more great pictures.

Tea-Aholic
Apr 5, 2012, 04:22 AM
Instagram has been out exclusively on the iPhone for 2 years before it was available on Android. Seems iPhone users feel that they have the right to its exclusivity which is ridiculous.

Sunsean
Apr 5, 2012, 10:46 AM
Instagram has been out exclusively on the iPhone for 2 years before it was available on Android. Seems iPhone users feel that they have the right to its exclusivity which is ridiculous.

This ^^ I think the ONLY reason iphone users would be upset about this is because it takes one less argument out of the list of what makes ios better than android. Instagram no longer sets ios apart, as it can now be had on other platforms.

In a practical way - how could this be bad?? Or wrong?? Could you imagine if another major app were one-platform-only? Like if you could only get facebook on Android or something? And unless there's a financial incentive for the developers to remain apple-exclusive, why on earth WOULDN'T they want to gain access to the many millions of Android users out there? And from the user perspective, it also should be a good thing. I know that in my friend pool there are many who use Android as well as iPhone - so now you have access to all your Android friends. Unless you are so extreme in your apple prejudice that you only socialize with other ios people (and I'm sure some sad people are actually like that) - it's a good thing.

rjohnstone
Apr 5, 2012, 11:46 AM
Instagram on Android has created one of my favourite Twitter streams.

https://twitter.com/#!/AndroidAGram (https://twitter.com/#%21/AndroidAGram)

I know these people are not indicative of every iPhone user out there thankfully. I find it funny myself. :D
Wow... just wow.
What a sad group of people.

macinnv
Apr 5, 2012, 12:08 PM
I think Instagram is done. The main reason iPhone people loved it was the exclusivity of it. Now just about anyone can join.

BaldiMac
Apr 5, 2012, 12:17 PM
This ^^ I think the ONLY reason iphone users would be upset about this is because it takes one less argument out of the list of what makes ios better than android. Instagram no longer sets ios apart, as it can now be had on other platforms.

In a practical way - how could this be bad?? Or wrong?? Could you imagine if another major app were one-platform-only? Like if you could only get facebook on Android or something? And unless there's a financial incentive for the developers to remain apple-exclusive, why on earth WOULDN'T they want to gain access to the many millions of Android users out there? And from the user perspective, it also should be a good thing. I know that in my friend pool there are many who use Android as well as iPhone - so now you have access to all your Android friends. Unless you are so extreme in your apple prejudice that you only socialize with other ios people (and I'm sure some sad people are actually like that) - it's a good thing.

The only practical reason that comes to mind is if it slows development of new features as a result of the extra time it takes to support multiple platforms. Similarly, iOS specific features may be ignored in favor of cross-platform consistency.

Reasonable arguments, but I don't think they are a huge concern for an app like Instagram.

lordofthereef
Apr 5, 2012, 12:21 PM
Similarly, iOS specific features may be ignored in favor of cross-platform consistency.


Being that iOS allows far less access to core components of the OS itself via Apps than Android does, I wouldn't think this would be something we need to worry about. If anything, the fact that it is an iOS app is what is going to limit its usefulness on Android IMO.

bluedoggiant
Apr 5, 2012, 12:22 PM
Oh, it matters a lot to me.

It affects my life soo much that Android has Instragram, really.

I can no longer sleep at night knowing Android has Instragram, it is tearing my life apart.

[end sarcasm/]

rjohnstone
Apr 5, 2012, 12:23 PM
The only practical reason that comes to mind that this may be a bad thing is if it slows development of new features as a result of the extra time it takes to support multiple platforms. Similarly, iOS specific features may be ignored in favor of cross-platform consistency.

Reasonable arguments, but I don't think they are a huge concern for an app like Instagram.
Fear not... the Android version is already pretty stripped down.
I have it on my 3GS and my SGS2 and the Android version only has about 1/5 the filters as the iOS version.
It's also not 100% compatible with ICS. It's the first Android app I've ever seen that can actually cause the phone to hard freeze and force you to pull the battery to reboot.
That kind of freeze is usually caused by flashing a bad ROM or kernel.

cynics
Apr 5, 2012, 12:28 PM
I think Instagram is done. The main reason iPhone people loved it was the exclusivity of it. Now just about anyone can join.

I hope everyone that thinks that way drops Instagram!!

Should be for people that appreciate photography not just cause someone has exclusive rights too it.

BaldiMac
Apr 5, 2012, 12:31 PM
Fear not... the Android version is already pretty stripped down.
I have it on my 3GS and my SGS2 and the Android version only has about 1/5 the filters as the iOS version.
It's also not 100% compatible with ICS. It's the first Android app I've ever seen that can actually cause the phone to hard freeze and force you to pull the battery to reboot.
That kind of freeze is usually caused by flashing a bad ROM or kernel.

No fear. I don't even use Instagram at this point. :)

I was just providing a counterpoint to the "anybody that has any concerns about this is an irrational fanboy" logic that has dominated this thread.

rjohnstone
Apr 5, 2012, 12:45 PM
I think Instagram is done. The main reason iPhone people loved it was the exclusivity of it. Now just about anyone can join.
Really... I thought users loved it because of the functionality?
Liking an app solely on the basis of exclusivity is pretty ridiculous don't you think?

I'm sure the folks at Instagram are hating all the extra publicity and traffic from the Android users. :rolleyes:

Bchagey
Apr 5, 2012, 01:06 PM
Why not?

Just fun to have this social networking picture picture app just for iOS devices