Vine shoots past Instagram on Android charts


One week ago Monday, we learned that Vine would no longer be an iOS exclusive, and the Twitter acquisition was finally releasing an Android port of its app. While Apple users had access going back to January, the floodgates were now open for their Android brethren, and given how much more popular Vine’s grown since its launch, we were curious to see just how strong this Android interest might be. So far, the app is off to a very respectable start, and Vine has just managed to squeeze past Instagram on the Android top app list.

That’s a big deal, as when it comes to apps built for sharing media through social networks, Instagram and Vine are arguably the apps to beat. Instagram had a sizable head start, but the rapid growth of Vine just seems to have been too much for it.

While we might otherwise ask how many of you Android users have gotten started playing around with Vine in the past week, given the scope of its success, perhaps the more appropriate question would be: if you haven’t gotten on the Vine bandwagon just yet, what are you waiting for?

Source: Google
Via: TechCrunch

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