Instagram, a hugely popular photo-sharing on iOS devices, has been quietly released for Android devices with the simple tagline: "Fast, beautiful photo sharing now for Android."
Android users had been calling for developer to release an Android version of the app for some time and while it has been on the cards for some time, it was never quite known when it would launch.
At SXSW last month, Instagram CEO, Kevin Systrom said that the Android app would be "better than our iOS app. It's crazy." The Android app will work with versions of Android from 2.2 (FroYo) upwards and like the iOS version, costs nothing.
The app gives you access to a range of filters including a number of retro filters which are among the most popular on the iOS device. The app also backs up your photos, so that you can access them on a number of devices.
You can share your photo stream with friends and vice versa and as you would expect there is a lot of social media integration with the usual suspects of Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and FourSquare available and Instagram says support for Flickr is coming very soon.
The app is available now from the Google Play Store for free.