Instagram is an app which allows users to edit and share photos to others online. Just recently, Instagram was made available on Android smartphones.
However, Facebook, which is one of the most popular social networking sites today, purchased Instagram recently. The CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, together with his company, came to a decision that a partnership will benefit the two companies and would be in their best interest.
Considering this news, it appears that Instagram will still be acting independently as soon as Facebook takes over the established company.
The question now is whether or not Instagram will keep expanding in such a fast manner in spite of the buyout. This is one of the many questions that are getting the attention of many. It is possibly more attention-grabbing than the list of specs and features of this year's most awaited smartphones.
Two examples of the upcoming, next generation smartphones are Apple's iPhone 5 and Samsung's Galaxy S3. These smartphones may perhaps be the most important reason that will make sure the development and expansion of Instagram. In spite of Facebook's ownership on Instagram, the buyout may not cause a growth that can be comparable with that of the smartphone market.
According to many analysts, the sales of smartphones across the whole world might go beyond approximately 500 million for the current year. Moreover, it is most likely that the sales will be taken up mostly by smartphones powered by iOS or Android. With that said, it can automatically be sufficient to assure an exceptional year for Instagram this 2012.
Still, the smartphones' features are not yet even taken into consideration. Since most, if not all of the smartphones might feature an upgraded camera with higher quality and megapixels, it might cause others to join the trend of using Instagram.
To sum up, plenty of great things are still in store for Instagram this 2012 with or without a buyout.