Over 30 milion iOS device owners have registered accounts with Instagram, the free and popular photo sharing application that allows you to transform photos with a handful of digital filters and then upload the altered image to social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. It's enjoyed almost a cult-like following, and the fact that it's now available for Android isn't sitting well with a select group of silly iPhone users.
First things first. If you're an Android user, you can download Instagram from Google Play and see for yourself what all the fuss is about, provided you own a camera phone with Android 2.2 or above with support for OpenGL ES 2. Many of you may have already downloaded it. On the day of launch, there were more than 430,000 Android users signed up on Instagram's waiting list.
Now, onto the iPhone nonsense. Several disgruntled iPhone users immediately took to Twitter to post their disdain for welcoming Android users to the club.
"Don't follow me on Instagram if you have an Android... Ew," one user tweeted. "Ew. I don't want to see Android phones in my Instagram feed. I like it being an Apple club. #elitist," another one wrote. "I feel gross knowing people with an Android phone can follow me on Instagram," yet another posted to Twitter.
There are more. Many more.
"Ew, Instagram is now available for Android users... I don't need anymore creepers/weed haters on my shit... LOL," one of the tweets read. "Man, Android users getting instagram is like the losers in high school taking over the cool table in the cafeteria," another one stated.
Now let's get one thing straight. There are plenty of sensible iPhone owners who couldn't care less what smartphone platform someone else is running, but the number of pretentious tweets from iPhone toting tools is a little bit staggering. Android users, you know what it is you have to do. Download Instagram and commence crashing the party.
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