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iPhone Users Whine As Instagram For Android Hits A Milllion Downloads

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iPhone Users Whine As Instagram For Android Hits A Milllion Downloads
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There was much rejoicing yesterday among Android users as Instagram for Android went live in Google Play. The popular photography app has only been available for the iPhone since it launched in 2010, and Android users have been long clamoring for their own version.

When the app went live in Google Play yesterday, Android users rushed to download it. In fact, in the first 24 hours after the app became available, it soared to over a million downloads. What’s more, most Android users appear to be thrilled with the app. Of the 50,000 ratings, 34,000 have been 5-star, with another 8,400 4-star reviews. The app currently has an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5.

Instagram for Android's first million downloads

It seems, however, that all is not well. Apparently, some Instagram for iPhone users are a little upset that their beloved app is now available for Android. Now, if you’re aware of Instagram at all, you’re probably aware that the app’s users have a tendency to be a little pretentious and/or a bit hipster-y. While most Instagram users are probably not like that (I, for example, mainly post pictures of my dog and my kids), there are certainly some who think a smartphone app with a few filters turns them into some sort of photographic artiste. The release of Instagram for Android brought these… characters out of the woodwork yesterday. Apparently offended that their beloved community was going to get polluted, they took to Twitter to express their frustration.

What’s most interesting about these tweets is the way a lot of them seem to have a racial or class-based undertone. Check it out for yourself:

Instagram just turned into the projects now that all you Android users are here #teamiphone 16 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Now that Instagram is on Android it’s gone from being like The Hamptons to being like a homeless shelter in Brooklyn. 18 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

I wish ghetto people couldn’t get Instagram. They ruin everything :( 14 hours ago via Twitter for Android ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

android getting instagram is like Walmart getting Jordans … don’t mind me tho lol 16 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

oh, great. Instagram is now available for Android phones. now I’m going to be forced to see what poor people eat for dinner. #instagram 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

oh, great. Instagram is now available for Android phones. now I’m going to be forced to see what poor people eat for dinner. #instagram 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Dear , android users kill yourself ur not about to take over instagram sincerely, iPhone users ?????????????????? 10 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

In addition to being, well, crazy, these iPhone users don’t seem to have done their homework on the competition. Android is hardly the poor person’s alternative to the iPhone, since most Android phones cost about the same as an iPhone (the new Galaxy Nexus, for example, will set you back $300 with a 2-year Verizon contract, while the DROID 4 comes in at $200). Of course, some iPhone users who ripped on Instagram for Android dialed back the crazy a bit and focused on the more “classic” iPhone vs. Android issues:

iPhone people don’t worry all the android people won’t be on instagram that much their battery life will die after they post 1 picture lol! 17 hours ago via Echofon ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Sorry Android users… It’s gonna take A LOT more than instagram to compete with the iPhone. #truth 7 hours ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

The badge says “Taken with Instagram”. The blurry image says “?on an Android Phone”. 2 hours ago via Twitter for Mac ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Thanks to @instagram Android has twice as many good apps as it did yesterday. 13 hours ago via Tweetbot for iOS ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Intagram on my house phone > Instagram on android 9 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Many, however, took to Twitter to express their outrage at the way iPhone users were acting about the whole thing. While many called on iPhone users to show a little class, one user pretty much captured the situation perfectly and showed a pretty good grasp of what people really use Instagram for:

dear new android instagram users : please post pics of food, sunsets, pets, and mirrors cause nobody does that. thanks – me 17 hours ago via TweetDeck ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Finally, one user saw a great business opportunity for Instagram in all this:

How Instagram can become instantly profitable: offer a $1 in-app purchase on iOS that blocks all photos taken on Android phones. 12 hours ago via web ·  Reply ·  Retweet ·  Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Were you one of the million who downloaed Instagram for Android in the first day? What do you think of it? iPhone users, how do you feel about Instagram coming to Android? What do you think about all the rage from iPhone users? Let us know in the comments.

iPhone Users Whine As Instagram For Android Hits A Milllion Downloads
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  • james

    lol people are so stupid whining because a phone got an app gee wiz

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