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Love It or Hate It, Instagram Hits Google Play
Instagram has long been one of the most popular photo sharing and altering apps for iOS. Amateur photographers and social butterflies alike who use Android can finally install Instagram on their own devices as of this morning. While similar photo manipulation apps have been on Android for as long as most users can remember (see Pixlr-o-Matic, PhotoFunia, etc.), Instagram is unique among the crowd because of its focus on integration in social media. It’s easy to share your pictures to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram’s inbuilt social network.
Upon installation, Instagram asks new users to register for an account. You can import friends from Facebook, Twitter and your Google contacts who use Instagram to your account automatically, as well as your profile picture. Once that is complete, Instagram presents you with a few users you might like to follow and then you’re free to take and post all the images you want.
While this DOES mean Android users are likely to see a lot more amateur photographs with hipster filters aplenty, some may consider that a good thing. If your social network feed already gets spammed with cats, is it such a bad thing that they’ll now be surrounded with a frame and layered with a sepia filter? If you’d like to give Instagram a shot yourself you can find it on Google Play. Be sure to check out this thread to discuss your findings!
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Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...
Intel showed its face at MWC 2015 to give the world a yearly update on their upcoming line of chipsets for mobile. While last year the company focused on gathering partnerships and strengthening up their services, architectures and production, now they are revamping their Atom line of SoCs for mobile with a new brand name and a distinctive category format much like that of their i3/i5/i7 line of personal computing processors. The new scheme will be naming the chips x3, x5...