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Instagram iOS Users Ticked Over Android Invasion

By - Source: Android Community | B 63 comments

Instagram was originally launched on Apple's iOS platform back in 2010. Now that Android has invaded the elite club, iOS users aren't happy.

Tuesday we reported that Instagram launched an Android version of its popular social photo-sharing app. We took a little spin and found it to be somewhat addictive, allowing us to take shots and quickly modify the results with numerous filters. The service is interesting in that it provides an artistic means of sharing the world through a camera lens. Like any other social network, you can follow other users and make comments on their posted images.

Not less than one day later, iOS users are reportedly unhappy with the Android invasion. They've taken to Twitter to complain using the #teamiphone hashtag, claiming the service is now ruined. "Ewwwwww Android users are getting Instagram too, gross," writes one user. "Blame android users for instagram for messin up! Y'all phones aren't smart enough for this app! Ppl can't ever have nothing smh," writes another.

The ongoing theme suggests that second-class Android users have no artistic sense, and thus are now allowed to follow the more ritzy first-class iPhone users. They're also not thrilled over the fact that Android members are now testing the app and uploading images left and right -- it's a huge flood of n00bz. As seen in Tuesday's article, some of us are guilty for the flood, testing out the new filters and trying to fit into what was once an elite iPhone social club.

Not everyone is harsh with the freshmen class. Many people are welcoming the new followers, and one user even suggests to download the Android app just to tick off iPhone members. "OK Android users, the only reason to download #Instagram is to bug iphone users. Don't even use it...Just download it."

"All the iPhone users feel like that chick who arrives at her matric dance only to find someone else is wearing the same dress," another Twitter user muses. There are also comparisons to the end of segregation.

Ultimately iPhone users will just have to suck it up, as Android members are here to stay. In fact, the company saw more than one million downloads in less than 24 hours since it went live on Google Play. Even more, the app became available and saw heavy downloads long before it even appeared in the Google Play search engine. 430,000 people pre-registered with the service prior to the Tuesday launch.

Instagram is reportedly receiving more than 2,000 sign-ups per minute, but that could be a combination of both Android and iOS. Before the Android launch, Instagram had amassed over 30 million iOS users -- who upload more than five million photos each day -- since its launch in 2010. Both versions are nearly identical, offering the same suite of filters.

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    stingstang , April 4, 2012 3:41 PM
    Anyone else facepalm at the twitter comments?
  • 24 Hide
    saxplayingcompnerd , April 4, 2012 3:43 PM
    Wow these apple fags that are QQing need a good clubbing.
  • 23 Hide
    araas , April 4, 2012 3:51 PM
    Apple users like = stuck up douchebags!
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  • 16 Hide
    Anonymous , April 4, 2012 3:40 PM
    >iPhone
    >class

    wat
  • 26 Hide
    stingstang , April 4, 2012 3:41 PM
    Anyone else facepalm at the twitter comments?
  • 24 Hide
    saxplayingcompnerd , April 4, 2012 3:43 PM
    Wow these apple fags that are QQing need a good clubbing.
  • 23 Hide
    araas , April 4, 2012 3:51 PM
    Apple users like = stuck up douchebags!
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    g00fysmiley , April 4, 2012 3:52 PM
    the comment about android hardware nto being good enough for the app from an iOS user is pretty rediculous

    "Blame android users for instagram for messin up! Y'all phones aren't smart enough for this app! Ppl can't ever have nothing smh,"

    really... really... i bet the person who wrot eit can't even tell em the tech specs of thier phone beyond i"it's an apple iphone which is the best of the best ever because i think it is and you're dumb ignorant and lying for saying somehting different "
  • 14 Hide
    ericburnby , April 4, 2012 3:52 PM
    I use iOS and it doesn;t bother me one bit if Android gets the same version of an App I use.

    When you have millions of users, there are always going to be a certain number of idiots in the bunch. So why not report what the idiots are saying so you can paint all iOS users the same way? Flame bait, nothing more.
  • 19 Hide
    Anonymous , April 4, 2012 3:53 PM
    I can't believe Iphone fanboys are complaining about us Android Users getting the app. Is it because the app gives us even MORE of an advantage over iphone users? They can cry all they want.
  • 9 Hide
    mightymaxio , April 4, 2012 3:53 PM
    lol @ iphones in general. Just goes to show people who buy Iphones are snobs with no brain.
  • 12 Hide
    springhalo , April 4, 2012 3:53 PM
    >n00bz
    >more ritzy first-class iPhone users
    >elite iPhone social club

    Please, whoever is writing like this, stop. Stick to neutrality, please.
  • 14 Hide
    Anonymous , April 4, 2012 3:56 PM
    It's because they have to compare Apples to Androids. Before they could hide behind the superior APP, now they have been revealed lol....
  • 14 Hide
    modbus , April 4, 2012 3:58 PM
    SpringHalo>n00bz>more ritzy first-class iPhone users>elite iPhone social clubPlease, whoever is writing like this, stop. Stick to neutrality, please.


    How else would you describe the iphone users that are posting comments like these?
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    willard , April 4, 2012 4:02 PM
    I'm totally shocked. Really, who knew iPhone users were so elitist. I've certainly never run into Apple fanboys who think they're somehow better as a person because their phone has an Apple logo on it and mine doesn't.
  • 11 Hide
    Anonymous , April 4, 2012 4:06 PM
    Now, release a version for WP7 devices.
  • 17 Hide
    bak0n , April 4, 2012 4:15 PM
    But just 2 days ago yahoo had an article about how women don't like people that hate apple users, and how apple users were so loving and accepting of others. This can't be true!
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    f-14 , April 4, 2012 4:17 PM
    modbusHow else would you describe the iphone users that are posting comments like these?

    like little girls in the 4th grade saying which boys have cooties.
    like a black man being allowed to play golf on a whites only golf course.
    like a girl playing on the football team or wrestling squad.
    which is also what we the majority of us, also perceive paying 3000% more for obsolete hardware and software only good for photo editing as moronic.
  • 18 Hide
    Anonymous , April 4, 2012 4:30 PM
    They are only upset because there are a lot of Android phones out there which can take better quality pictures then the iPhone.
  • 6 Hide
    jackbling , April 4, 2012 4:31 PM
    stingstangAnyone else facepalm at the twitter comments?


    i kno rite??? SMH
  • 10 Hide
    obiown77 , April 4, 2012 4:43 PM
    Trying to give a damn about this article.......
    ....
    ........
    ............. can't give a dam.
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