Instagram for Android took a lot of heat yesterday from iPhone users.
One person said she felt like a senior amongst overexcited freshmen. Blogs made side by side comparisons of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy. The consensus was always the iPhone is way sharper and the Galaxy sub-par.
People forget how bad the iPhone camera was when it first came out. One of the main reasons I first used Instagram was to augment crappy photo quality.
Since then Instagram has exploded to a huge community of 30 million users and the iPhone camera pixelation is 10x sharper.
The iPhone camera and Instagram app is just going to get better and better, as will the Galaxy camera. Soon enough Instagram will double its user base and the iPhone users will be happy to get new followers.
Instagram is really the first app that felt exclusive and special. I really thought Apple may make it part of its native app ecosystem like Twitter.
It was only a month ago at SXSW that Kevin Systrom denied talking about Instagram on the Android. My gut tells me it’ll hit 60 million users in 3 months, and that’s playing it safe.