Only eight days have passed since Instagram for Android has been made available for download on Google Play, but so much has happened over this week. The Android app has already been downloaded more than five million times and two updates have made their way to the Play Store. Oh, and I almost forgot – Facebook will pay one billion dollars to acquire Instagram.
I don’t know about you, but I’d call that a pretty darn good week. And even though some might rest on their laurels after such a wild ride, enjoy the success, and pop a different champagne bottle every half an hour, the people behind Instagram’s success are once again showing us they are in this business to get things done.
The third Android update (that’s right, three in eight days) has gone live last night, and, apparently, it brings several bug fixes, as well as specific support for HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the One X. The 4.7-incher from HTC is yet to be released in the United States, but has already hit several important European markets, being considered by most technology enthusiasts out there the star Android smartphone of the moment.
However, due to the fact that HTC’s device is powered by Nvidia’s new quad-core Tegra 3 chip, and for a couple of other technical details that I’m not going to detail right now, the One X couldn’t run the Instagram app, which made for a few disgruntled HTC customers.
That should all be solved by now, though, as the 1.0.4 version of Instagram for Android is offering better support for Nvidia Tegra 3 smartphones and tablets in general, as well as specific support for the HTC One X. The latest Instagram update should also fix some bugs reported by users over the last few days, especially on Android Honeycomb tablets. Finally, the photo geotag location (Instagram fanatics surely know what I’m talking about) should now be updated more often on Android.
You can check out the improved app on Google Play right now, especially if you are one of the few lucky early HTC One X adopters, but don’t forget to hit us back with a comment and let us know your opinion on this latest update! Oh, right, if by any chance you don’t know what Instagram is all about, check out our review here, where you can find all the details you could need about the app! Enjoy!