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Instagram On Android: End Of Smartphone Elitism?

Posted by (sdeals-staff) on 04/04/2012

If you have an iPhone, (and even if you don't) you may familiar with the photo taking app called Instagram. As of today, the app is available for free on Android phones. This has generated a lot of buzz, mostly from the iPhone users who feel like they've lost a major trendsetting edge they've had on the masses using the "lesser" Android OS.

Here's an interesting article on BuzzFeed that provides a more detailed look at this phenomenon than just tweets from a bunch of upset hipsters. The article is a good read in that it sheds light of the socio-economic divide between iPhone and Android users. Where iPhone users are the rich, elite, trendsetting early adopters, Android users come in greater numbers from those who earn less and are likely less educated. The article cites a survey done by Hunch.com, which provides a lot of useful facts such as iPhone users are "122 percent more likely to "prefer a sleek device that does just a few things."

Well, my take on the whole matter is that, sure, Instagram is a good app for Android that removes whatever perceptive gap there was between iPhone and Android application ecospheres. But just because some people, like myself, prefer to spent their money more wisely by getting an Android phone which is equally capable of tasks that we need to accomplish, yet is probably much much cheaper than an iPhone, it doesn't make us second-class citizens. We're greater in number than you anyway. And if you really want to take good pictures, buy a real camera!

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