After a rather long wait and several coming soon style promises, Vine has been officially announced for Android. We saw the announcement a bit earlier this morning, but it looks like the launch is not going quite as well as one could have hoped. The app hadn’t yet begun showing in the Play Store when the earlier announcement hit and while that has since changed, there are still some issues.

Basically, this is for those who have tried to download the Vine app and are having issues — take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. We have received word from several readers alerting us of the issue, however having been trying to download the app ourselves, we are already seeing the same thing.


You can take a look at the specific error message above. The Vine app is listed in the Play Store and showing as available, however there seems to be some issues with device compatibility. This error comes despite mention that “this app is compatible with all of your devices.” You will see that in the Play Store, however a click of the install button will tell you the Play Store “could not determine if this item is compatible with your device.”

All said and done, it looks like those who have been waiting for Vine to come available for Android will remain waiting. Well, at least for a little while anyway. Looking on the bright side though, we do think this will resolve itself soon enough. But with that in mind, this little delay just goes to add that little bit of extra frustration.

The original frustration arrived with the Vine for Android announcement and the features. Or in this case, the lack of features. The Vine app is launching for Android, however it has only the basics in terms of features and the promise of frequent updates over the coming weeks.

[Update] It looks like the device compatibility issues have since been resolved. Or in other words, if you have yet to do so, you can now follow the Play Store link below and begin creating some 6-second masterpieces.

VIA: Google Play Store