Instagram for Android Phones Available Now

iPhone users can now stop bragging about how cool they can make their photos look with Instagram. The popular photo editing app, which allows you to apply cool filters to photos taken with your phone, is now available for phones that use Google's Android.

Instagram has become one of the most popular iPhone applications, with 30 million users after its first year  in the Apple App Store.  But with the Android market growing, and a lot of Android users making requests, the start-up that makes Instagram has finally released an Android app, compatible with all Android phones that run version 2.2 or later.  Just a hint of the demand: According to VentureBeat, 430,000 people put their names on the Android app waiting list.

The Android app is very similar to the iPhone app. And that's on purpose: "We've been meticulous about translating the Instagram experience to the Android platform. The Android app offers an extremely familiar Instagram experience when compared to the iOS app," Instagram posted on its blog today.

Using the app is as simple as snapping a shot, applying one of the many filters to make the photo look a bit more retro, and then sharing it with other Instagram users or on Twitter and Facebook.

Android users can grab the app in the Google Play Store here. Expect to start seeing even more hazy and oddly colored photos on the Internet and on your phone.