Instagram registration opens for Android

Android users are one step closer to downloading Instagram on their devices.

Due to popular demand, Instagram was bound to come to Android -- but when was the question.

However, now registration has officially opened for Android users to sign up with their email address, in order to be 'first in line' when the Android-enabled application is released.

Instagram fans can now input their email addresses on the Instagram website to sign up for the expected beta release before it hits the Android market -- now known as Google Play.

The photograph-based app has become a hit for iOS devices, and has amassed a cult following of millions of users and over 150 million photo uploads. One only has to view a Facebook or Twitter news feed in order to see uploaded and shared images through the Instagram app -- taken, manipulated, edited and shared across social media networks.

There are alternatives to this free app that are currently available on Android devices; such as Lightbox, Vignette and Camera360 -- but Android users are still keen to try out the app that iOS users enjoy.

Upon registering, the Instagram team says it will be 'in touch soon' with registrants.

You must be 13 years or older in order to sign up for the beta release.

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