New Delhi: The most popular mobile social photo sharing app of recent times, Instagram may be making its way to handsets running on the Windows Phone operating system. According to a report by The Verge, sources familiar with Microsoft's Windows Phone plans have informed it that the app may be made available for this platform.
Instagram was compatible with iOS devices since its inception. Due to the rapid growth of its popularity, its developers launched the service for Android devices as well. The author of the report by The Verge, Tom Warren states, "We're hearing from sources familiar with Microsoft's Windows Phone plans that an Instagram app will be made available for the platform, despite Facebook's recent acquisition of the service for $1 billion."
The report goes on to add that when Nokia introduced its flagship Lumia 920 handset last week, there were mentions of apps that would be developed exclusively for these upcoming Lumia handsets. The author notes, "The company also posted a promotional video that includes an accidental look at Instagram for Windows Phone. In it, you see the app running as a live tile with comment and like information from Instagram."
It's not clear whether the app will support the new Lenses camera functionality in Windows Phone 8, but it appears to be a standalone app. The slip up, similar to the sneak peek at Skype on Windows Phone 8, shows that Nokia and Microsoft are committed to ensuring Windows Phone has the most
11:37 AM, Sep 12, 2012