Two years after launching the iOS application, Yahoo’s Flickr finally joins the Android operating system ecosystem.
Yahoo’s popular photo sharing service, Flickr, finally joins Google’s popular smartphone operating system, the Android. Many believe that the new Flickr application is Yahoo’s app against Instagram in iOS, but apparently, Instagram is still not available in the Android Market, so it is highly possible that Yahoo’s photo sharing app will get most of the attention it wants.
The new Flickr app requires a Yahoo account, and if you’re already a Flickr user, singing in is very easy. Here’s Flickr for Android’s description provided by Yahoo:
The best way to share your life in photos – now available on Android! Take beautiful photos with our in-app camera, enhance with filters, then share on Facebook, Twitter and more.
- Capture and enhance with one of our custom filters. High resolution photos that look good everywhere (on your PC, tablet or internet fridge).
- Upload straight to Flickr and share to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, via email and more. Stay up to date with latest comments and activity on your photos too.
- When you upload to Flickr you also get access to powerful online organizational tools, groups, fun photo apps, and a community of over 60 million members. That’s a whole lotta photo sharing unleashed in one app!
Aside from sharing photos and commenting on other photos, the Flickr for Android also includes filters, or photo effects that enhances a photo, much like Instagram’s. The Flickr for Android theoretically works on all Android devices because it requires Android 2.1 only. Majority of Android smartphones today are already using the Android 2.2 and Android 2.3.
To download the Yahoo Flickr for Android app, visit the official Android Market HERE.
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