Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
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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Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
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