Nokia says they are “working very hard” on Instagram for Windows Phone

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Yesterday a lot of people were expecting Nokia to announce Instagram alongside the Lumia 1020. The super popular photo app would be perfect for the world’s best camera phone. Unfortunately that announcement was not made (but we did get some other cool apps). Today Nokia is talking once again about Instagram for Windows Phone. This time we get a closer look at how Nokia is trying to rope this app.

We are working… very hard on Instagram. We’re working closely with Facebook — as you know, we work with them across all kinds of devices. Microsoft has a close relationship with Facebook, which you can see from the Bing decision, and… for Instagram. We’re working on that.

Many people have wondered why Microsoft doesn’t just use their close relationship with Facebook to get Instagram, but it doesn’t seem to be that easy. There seems to be something holding Instagram back from creating an official app. We have seen so many big companies release or announce Windows Phone apps this year. It just seems silly that Instagram isn’t one of them.

[via Neowin]


  • Edgar Cervantes

    But when?! lol

  • Agh, I had it with this nonsense. This whole situation is getting out of proportion. This definitely proves the bad guy here is Facebook. No one else.

    No wonder they announced their app for Windows 8 … after eight friggin’ months!! The so-called alliance with Microsoft is just bragging.

    Sometimes they act as a joke. Take for instance the Facebook Home flop and yet Zuck won’t put this iPhone down.

    On the bright side Nokia is doing an amazing job at standing out in the Windows Phone lineup. Kudos to them! :D

  • @lucapettini

    In my opinion Instagram have some kind of deal with android/apple for exclusivity, in change of advertisment in apple store/google play. This of course is no-sense now, cause everybody knows Instagram, but could be logic in the past, giving Instagram the opportunity to shine in front of other tons of photo sharing apps…. i can’t belive they don’t have couple of engineer to write a WP app…

  • esail

    I’m waiting!