The wait is over. After almost two years, Instagram is finally available for Android devices. The company quietly released the new version today, which is now available for download through Google Play.

“We’ve put an incredible amount of effort into this app to make a first-class experience for Android users everywhere,” said Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom.

Launched in 2010, Instagram has seen impressive growth — the app just surpassed 30 million members — and quickly became a popular marketing platform for small businesses and brands.

The Android app and iOS version share many similarities, including design, available filters, and algorithms. However, some iOS features — Tilt/Shift, Flickr integration, and inline posting — didn’t make the initial release, but are expected in future versions.

Instagram allows you to snap a picture, apply a filter, and share it through the service or social networks. If you’re interested in sharing more visual content with your fans, it’s worth integrating Instagram into your social strategy. Anyone running Android 2.2 and above can download Instagram for Android.

[Via: TechCrunch, Image credit: MIKI Yoshihito]