Android deems Instagram worthy of its presence

Android joins other Google properties on the popular photo-sharing social network

Android deems Instagram worthy of its presence

With Instagram now claiming 300 million-plus daily active users, Google has decided the photo-sharing social network must be for real and has launched an Android account.

So far the account is pretty unexciting, with a handful of marketing images depicting uses of Android (Pixel phones and tablets, Android Pay and Android Auto, etc.) for various applications, such as in cars and for payments. Also, lots of treats, such as jelly beans and lollipops, referring to the various flavors of the mobile operating.

Android announced its Instagram presence on its other social accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.

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Because the little green Android is so cool, it only follows 9 accounts (all Google properties) itself, but already has nearly 11,000 followers. Google has 2.8M followers on its Instagram account.

Android's got some catching up to do with Windows, which has 411,000 followers on its Instagram account. Apple lays pretty low on Instagram, though does have an Apple Music account with 1.7M followers.

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