By Dan Seifert at the Verge:
Twitter announced on Monday that its long-awaited Vine app for Android smartphones is now available. Vine requires Android 4.0 or higher, and though many features from the iOS app are currently missing, Twitter says that the Android version will soon have all of the features currently available on iOS. Things such as front-facing camera support, search, mentions and hashtags, and even Facebook sharing are planned to arrive in the coming weeks. But Android users are getting one unique feature that's not available for iOS: zoom. Twitter also alluded to future features that "can only exist on the Android platform."
Additionally, Twitter revealed that it now has 13 million active users on Vine, which launched for iOS back in January of this year. Since its launch, Vine has caught the interest of many amatuer and professional film makers because of its easy to use interface and quick sharing functions. With the launch of an Android version, Twitter just opened up the service to a whole host of new users.