Some iPhone users are not happy with the Android version of Instagram, angry tweets follow.
Selfish? Or brand loyalty?
Some, or few iPhone owners are continuously posting negative tweets against Android users after the highly anticipated launch of the Android version of Instagram yesterday, Phandroid, an Android fan blog reported on Tuesday.
According to Chris Chavez, “ignorant comments” were posted on Tuesday, presumably by iPhone owners against Android phone owners.
One Twitter account named AndroidAGram, with the description: “Douchey retweets about douchey iPhone users being douches towards Android Instagram users,” retweets almost all negative posts pf iPhone users including this one:
“I’m a tad bit upset Android now has Instagram cuz (because) now w/ (with) all these people on it they (they’re) gonna burn it out like everything else.”
Another one added:
“I can’t believe Android has instagram man **** bro Instagram is like section 8 for the ppl (people) with no iPhones smfh (shaking my ****** head) expect stupid *** to happen.”
One iPhone owner also criticized the camera of an unknown Android phone:
“Saw the first blurry pic ever on Instagram… thanks Android guys.”
It is worth noting that popular Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Note or the Droid Razr and the HTC Evo phones have 8-megapixel cameras — and also the new Sony Xperia S which features a 12-megapixel camera. Apple’s new iPhone 4S sports an 8-megapixel back camera and a front-facing camera with less than 1MP resolution.
It is highly possible that the criticized image came from a mid-range Android device owner, like for example, the Samsung Galaxy Y with the mid-range 2-megapixel back-facing camera.
Android is not a “cheap” brand. In fact, popular phones like the new HTC One X, or the Samsung Galaxy Note of AT&T, are sitting inside the high-end category with the expensive $299 price tag (with 2-year contract agreement) and with a technology that is not yet available in the world of iPhone, Long Term Evolution which supports faster downloads and uploads.
Popular unlocked Android phones are also considered “high-end,” and some are even “more high-end” than the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 4S, especially the entry-level iPhone 3GS. For example, the new Sony Xperia S is priced at US$700, while the year-old Galaxy S2 is still expensive with the $600 price tag online.
Instagram is expected to add 1 million new Android customers before the end of this week, according to reports. ■
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