Instagram for iOS gets refreshed camera interface, Android and iPhone get new filter

Daniel Bader

December 10, 2012 5:07 pm

Instagram for iOS and Android have received a nice update today, though the bulk of the improvements are reserved for the iPhone 5. The Facebook-owned photo-centric social network has released what it calls “largest upgrade to our Instagram iOS camera since it was revamped just over one year ago.”

The camera interface has been updated, with a larger Instagram-themed camera button and, for iPhone 5 users, the extra vertical screen space has been used for a permanent photo grid for the camera roll. The company has added a new monochrome filter, Willow, to both versions of the apps, and improved implementations of Tilt Shift is available, too.

The New Feed has been revamped, with larger images and easier navigation and, on iOS, saved photos are saved in a separate “Instagram” album.

The updates are rolling out slowly, and you can download Instagram for iOS and Android.

Via: Instagram Blog

  • Oy Vey

    Might as well get this one rolling…

    iOS VS Android – Which one is better?

    • CW

      What kind of a question is that. WebOS for the win.

    • Tulio

      Both have pros and cons. I’ll list 2 for each. Feel free to add to the list.

      iOS
      PROS:
      - Very fluid: a perfect marriage between hardware and software
      - Apps: anything you may ever need is there

      CONS:
      - Has looked exactly the same for 5 years
      - Apple tax

      Android
      PROS:
      - Fully customizable: not one device looks the same
      - Very exciting features constantly being added

      CONS:
      - Fragmentation
      - Still glithy now and then, especially the low-end side

  • Nathaniel James

    Android is much better than iOS in terms of user interface. And we have much more free apps and better software. #Teamandroid

  • Elizabeth

    Android FTW
    the majority of the time I read about new features in iOS all I can think is “cute, iOS didn’t do that yet?”.
    Separate album for Instagram today, case in point

  • BreathLess

    I hope he meant to compare them for just this app.