After CEO Kevin Systrom told the New York Times yesterday that the freshly launched Instagram for Android app was grabbing 2000 people each minute following its debut, today’s update brings us the, frankly staggering, news that within the first 24 hours of availability the photo filtering application had already racked up an amazing one million downloads.
However, the sudden influx of new pic posters on the photo sharing side of the site has apparently slowed proceedings down to a point that has enraged the former sole Apple iOS occupants. Twitter comments from angry Applers have so far ranged from complaints of site claustophobia to, well, basic foul (and barely intelligible) language at the way Instagram’s new Android arrivals came, saw, snapped and conquered.
Whilst we feel for them, the stats tell us that even though iOS Instagram users total more than 30 million, with Android activations already dominating UK sales and devices continuing to outsell the fruity equivalent, it looks like certain begrudging border-closing bigots will have to learn to share quite quickly.
Photo fan, trouble causer, or just general stirrer? You can download Instagram from Google Play here.