Facebook's got to be happy about Instagram's recent momentum on the Android platform.
Instagram's performance on Android ranks as one of the best launches on the platform, likely providing some reassurance to Facebook on its looming acquisition. Facebook said yesterday that it had agreed to buy the photo app for $1 billion.
The photo-sharing app was already an established hit on iOS. In fact, the popularity of the Android version rankled some iOS users, who felt they had lost some exclusivity when the app went to a different platform.
Yesterday, some Instagram users threatened to quit after Facebook announced its planned takeover of the app.
But Instagram keeps growing. With a base that's larger than iOS, Android can weather a few disgruntled iOS users.