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Ever since the Instagram app for Android was released a few days ago, Instagram has enjoyed a massive surge of new users. However, the app came with a glitch. Now, an update has rolled out to address these issues, which will give its Android users a better retro image filtering experience.
According to Engadget, the app has been updated to version 1.2.3, which will address problems with device support and a few more bugs. The update will now allow the app to support Wi-Fi smartphones and tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Motorola Xoom. The update allows users to install and save on SD cards, which is ideal for devices that come with small storage capacities. The update also fixes a bug, which mutes audio when capturing images.
Instagram was initially exclusively available to iOS-powered devices such as the iPhone 4S. Now, the app is available for Android devices. The Android version of the app came with a number of issues, but it looks like these problems have been resolved with the update.
You can either download the latest version of the app on Google Play (formerly known as the Android Market) or update the app on your Android device.
Have you updated or downloaded the latest version of the Instagram app for Android? What do you think of the changes? Give us your thoughts.
Can’t wait to play Grand Theft Auto (GTA) 3 on your iPhone or Android smartphone? If this is the case, the game can now be yours. It is now available on the Android Market and the Apple App Store. However, it can only run on a few devices.
This version of GTA 3 has been converted to work using touchscreen controls. Rockstar Games has ported the game to a select few handsets in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
If you own an iOS-powered device, the game can run on the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S.
If you own an Android smartphone, it can run on the Motorola Atrix, the LG Optimus 2X, and the Samsung Galaxy S2. Other handsets are for the US market only.
If you own an Android tablet, GTA 3 works on the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, Acer Iconia, Motorola Xoom, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
If you’re worried about the price, it’s not at all expensive. You can start playing the game for a mere £2.99.
Although the game is reasonably priced, prepare for a long download. The game size is approximately 700 MB. So, make sure you’re connected via Wi-Fi before you start downloading. Despite the file size, it is still the highest-rated PlayStation 2 game of all time, according to Metacritic.com.
Can’t wait to get GTA 3 on your iPhone or Android smartphone? Let us know what you think of the game once you’re done with the download.
If you’re wondering if you’re the only one who loves to download Android apps for your Samsung Galaxy S2 or HTC Sensation XE, you’re not alone. In fact, app downloads on the Android Market has just surpassed the 10 billion mark.
The search giant Google announced this milestone achievement on their Google Blog. The blog reads, “One billion is a pretty big number by any measurement. However, when it’s describing the speed at which something is growing, it’s simply amazing. This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads—with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month. We can’t wait to see where this accelerating growth takes us in 2012.”
This is exponentially more compared to when Android started. Android’s first billion downloads took approximately 20 months to accomplish. The second billion occurred five months after. Now, apps from the Android Market are downloaded one billion times a day by Android users around the world.
Of course, the Apple App Store still remains on top by surpassing the 18 billion mark. However, with the unification of Gingerbread (smartphone-optimized) and Honeycomb (tablet-optimized) versions of Android with Ice Cream Sandwich, first featured on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google hopes to attract more app developers to the platform. This will allow the number of downloads from the Android market to grow even further.
To celebrate reaching the 10 billion mark, popular apps on the Android Market can now be yours for a mere 10p each. To get the list apps you can get for 10p, go ahead and visit the Android Market.