If you’ve been sat there with your Android smartphone, seething with envy at how your Apple equipped pals can send each other six second videos of them being as nonsensical as they are on other social outlets, see red no longer my friends, as Vine just hit Android.
Despite being essentially an animated GIF (or is that Jif?) creation service with sound, Vine has racked up a massive user base in less than half a year – more than 13 million so far. It’s helped spawn short, concise movie trailers, in-depth looks at international events, somehow more poignant for the repetition and comedians doing awesome Arnold impressions.
In order to get the new app to run, you’ll need Android 4.0 or later. It’s available now from the Google Play store. Updates are expected to be forthcoming at a reasonable rate, as at the moment the app is a little behind the Apple version in terms of functionality. However, one feature that is at the moment, unique to Android is Zoom.
Some of the features coming in the next few weeks include: “front-facing camera, search, mentions and hashtags, and the ability to share to Facebook,” reads the Twitter blog post.
KitGuru Says: Are any of you big Vine users? Kind of like Twitter, I doubt I’d use it unless I had something interesting to say.