APP WATCH: Instagram heading to Android phones

We're up to version 2.0 on the iPhone, but so far, the much-loved Instagram app has yet to make it to the Android platform. But don't worry, it is on its way.

That's according to the Next Web, which has been talking to co-founder Kevin Systrom. In that conversation, it was revealed that the popularity of the camera app continues to grow, with 15 million users right now – six million of those added in the last two months, aided by the updated app and the launch of the iPhone 4S.

But other platforms have been left in the cold. That's not intentional, merely down to a lack of resources it seems. The company has just 10 employees, which makes it hard to tackle new projects. However, that is being addressed, with a fifth of the workforce (two people) now working on an Android version of Instagram. According to Systrom, the Android launch will 'address an entirely new market' and 'see its audience double'.

Sadly, there isn't a launch date as yet. With two people working on it, we suspect it's a case of how much of a holiday allocation they both have and indeed, whether both can avoid the seasonal sniffles. Even allowing for that, it's unlikely to be too long off, with the app itself likely to be a 'port' of the current iOS app. When it does launch, you'll be the first to know. In the meantime, check out what the current iPhone version offers.

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