The wait indeed is over for the Samsung Galaxy Y Young GT- S5360 users like me, Instagram for Android is now working smoothly. The latest version of Instagram is 1.0.6 and now has a smaller file size of 12MB. The application automatically moved the installation directory to the external storage, mine is a 2GB microSD, when installed it only reads 3.45MB.
The photo used in this post is my first working Instagram post with two effects combined by going back after one effect is applied, try it to your photos and get the effects you want. Now join the hype of Instagram and be the next proud user with the acquisition of Facebook expect more integration in the social network giant.
Still hot on the news of Instagram for Android’s release now comes Facebook sealing the deal with Instagram.
For anyone else, who hasn’t heard about Instagram, it is both an application and a social network that enables mobile users to easily apply filters and post photos. In a branding perspective it has a hipterish-retro look and feel.
The popular photo-sharing site, Instagram, was offered to be bought by Facebook for $1billion. Maybe this is how a very talented person like Mark Zuckerberg would have to react after spotting a real talent from the team that developed Instagram, and asked them to join him on Facebook. The two parties made it a point that they wouldn’t just incorporate everything on the social network, rather keep and further develop Instagram’s advantages, now even more with Facebook’s strong engineering team and resources.
The application would still keep the same people you followed and those who followed you before the transition and you’d still be able to share to other social networks. The switch would really be an advantage to Facebook when it comes to the photo social scene.
So much of a sweet talk, I think the tie up would have the users sign in with their Facebook account instead of what used to be their Instagram’s. The application is only available to iPhone and recently to Android, Facebook making a huge investment on it makes me wonder on how they’re planning to make a huge profit on this deal as well. I think Windows phone will be next on their list.
I’ll stick out for the next few months and if I see people ditching Instagram, it would indicate that Facebook failed them. I doubt it. Still I wish many a happy returns to Instagram’s developers, Devin Systrom and Mike Krieger for making their way to today’s highly competitive tech niche.
I’ve just installed the newly released Instagram for Android App today on my Samsung Galaxy Y Young GT- S5360 that occupied 16.59MB of space in the limited internal memory. The popular photo application for iPhone and other Apple products like iPad, iPod is now ported to the Android OS. This will give a new user base to Instagram. Sorry to spoil the excitement of Samsung Galaxy Y users, the Instagram application is currently not working properly.
The experience will progress from downloading the app properly from Google Play. You may find it unusual with its large file space for a photo app, installing would be going smoothly, signing up would be easy as 123, following other users/friends from other social networks like Facebook and twitter adds to the excitement of sharing the photos in a while after all of those steps… Ended with the disappointment to start in adding effects/filters and the uploading of the photos to the social networks with just a black or blank photo. At least border can be be seen around it, but it doesn’t compensate the failure, I guess.
This is just the the first release of Instagram for Android and I’m hoping there will be a fix to it on the next update. Though I’m aware that Instagram use OpenGL 2.2 and Galaxy Y has OpenGL 1.1. As for me and everyone else, waiting will be the best thing to do.
Well for starters, unlike any runs, registration fee wouldn’t be a problem because it would be for free. Second, their setting a new hip on who the runners will choose to benefit: People who would be choosing a Red jersey will be running for Education, Orange for Community Development, Yellow for Filpino Heritage and Pride, Green for Environmental Sustainability, Blue for Road Safety & Responsible Car Ownership, Violet for Youth Development through Sports, Pink for Women and Children’s Health and Gray for Social Entrepeneurship.
Online registration will go on until the 16th of April of this year at exactly 12 NN on their watch, so better have yourself registered early. The event will be held at the Quirino Grand Stand on April 29, 2012. Starting pistol will be shot successively for 3 batches of 10Km runners from 5:00 to 5:10 and for the remaining 4 bathes of 5Km runners from 6:00 to 6:15. 10Km runners are expected to be there by 4:45 and the 5Km’s by 5:45. Registration will be done online at www.hyundairunforacause.com and more information can be found on their Facebook Fan page.
Hyundai’s Run for a Cause is really living their tagline of, “New Thinking. New Possibilities”. They will surely be making a mark with this huge step they will be taking. I salute these guys for hosting a free event for a cause.
Samsung Mobile Philippines had a roadshow of Samsung Galaxy Note Studio last March 3-4, 2012 in Nuvali Sta.Rosa Laguna. I got an email about the event last week since It’s near my area I’ve drop by and surprisingly it was fun. The Samsung Galaxy Note Studio was set up in an open area where anyone can experience first hand the mobile phone and tablet in one. The device is connected to internet using WiFi, browsing to some webpages and social media apps. They even let me installed Mozilla Firefox mobile from the Android Market that has 14MB size, it can probably handle most apps with large file sizes with it’s 16GB internal memory and expandable external memory up to 32GB in microSD card. Games are very responsive like the fruit ninja slashing in the big screen size, wait I’m not gonna review this phone right now.
A lot of people are trying out the Samsung Galaxy Note which comes in two colors, black and white version. The white looks like the Apple iPhone and I noticed it has the same normal price range at P33, 000 for the 16BG version. Wait and scout for their next tour as they offer discounts, you can have it for only P29,000 brand new of course. A feedback form is given out that also serves as a raffle coupon for a chance to win some cool prizes. So I’m hoping to win a black Samsung Galaxy Note just like anyone else.
The highlight of this event is the S Pen feature that will make illustrator or graphic artist sketch, draw and paint using the stylus pen. It can output to a monitor in full resolution using HDMI cable, though having it in portrait mode do not display in full-screen.
Here is my illustration/caricature I got after the long wait in line, though it’s not in color like this
. the artist will be mad at me if I requested that.
If you’re in the United States catch the Galaxy Note Studio Mall Tour that open on weekends until March 25, 2012 and Experience the Galaxy Note™ first-hand at select malls near you. Look for our Galaxy Note Studios, where you can try out the device, get a free caricature drawn, and enter to win a Galaxy Note Accessory Pack.