Nishtha KanalJul 01, 2013 10:18:17 IST
Vine has finally awakened to the possibility that it could be left out in the cold as Instagram’s video surges ahead. After a ton of new updates and mailers to Twitter users, Vine has made its debut as a free Kindle Fire app over the weekend.
Vine is entering unchartered territories here and has beaten Instagram to the punch too as there's no Instagram app for Kindle Fire yet. It seems like a logical step for Vine to launch on Kindle Fire since the tablets run a forked version of Android, and the port from Android would have been fairly easy. Wonder what's stopping Instagram from doing the same.
Now available for Kindle Fire
The application requires Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and up to run, making itself available to all but the first generation of Kindle Fire tablets. Vine for Kindle Fire is incidentally the first tablet-optimised version of the app. Neither the iPad nor any other Android tablet has one.
The release comes at a crucial time for Twitter and Vine. Ever since Instagram has added videos to its app for Android and iOS, Vine has seen a steady dip in shares. In response, Vine seems to be bolstering its ranks. The Android version of the app just gained the ability to use the front-camera to shoot videos too. We won’t be surprised if apps for BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8 are also around the corner for Vine.
You can grab hold of Vine for Kindle Fire from Amazon's Appstore for Android.
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