orkut for S60, now with photo uploads and picture galleries

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 | 6:52 PM

When we launched the mobile (xhtml) version of orkut back in April on m.orkut.com, we were overwhelmed by its adoption.

However, Google always tries to build our products for a diverse group of users. Many people access orkut from their smartphones, many of which can support more advanced functionality. So today we are launching a new mobile orkut experience that is optimized for Symbian Series 60 (3rd edition) phones. The new orkut works on many popular phones, including Nokia's Nseries (N95, N82, etc.) and Samsung's SGH models. And we have added a bunch of new features including photo uploads, picture galleries, click-to-call, and quick friend searches. But the best part of it all - everything is available without the need to download any special client. Just open your phone browser, type http://m.orkut.com, and if you have a Symbian Series 60 3rd edition phone, you are good to go!

So go ahead and upload all those wonderful pictures you took at the beach or at the city's latest dancing spot, and then start calling your orkut friends to plan the next gathering.

And, don't forget to write to us and share your ideas for how we can make the orkut experience on your mobile phone even better.

Posted by Ankit Gupta, Software Engineer



22 comments:

Village Geek said...

Awesome!I've been using this for a week or two but missed the image uploading feature..

Maaah said...

Hi.. now I can't access m.orkut.com in my Nokia 6085 :(

Samrat said...

Use opera mini,if you cannot open orkut in your default browser.

Maaah said...

Yeah, I know.. Thanks :)

Lincoln said...

Cool thing to do - simply through the phone browser - without installing another app!

Though a Picassa and GTalk app for Symbian S60 3rd edition will be the ultimate cool. Any plans for that?

Scruwala said...

I am using operamini 4 on nokia 6235. This is series 40 phone. What about low end phone?. I cant open m.orkut.com from operamini 4. From 15 august i cant open orkut on my mobile. Because of this update lowend phone users who are using operamini 4 for internet browsing have problem with orkut. Make changes which will not creat problem. Think about operamini 4 users.

milandevmani said...

After 15 th august orkut is not working in opera mini 4.
All people of world is facing this problem.i'm sure that google know about this problem.
If anyone have solution for it them plz help us.see opera mini official blog for detail.

Ash said...

Orkut stopped working on opera mini 4. Its a real harassment to opera mini users. Google team should do revert their settings to pre 15 aug 08 or make changes. It might be due to some security related damn thing. Earlier opera mini showed an open lock but now showing a closed lock on the right top with the ugly google blank page. Hey Google, think of withdrawing orkut if you cant deliver it.

Interstellar said...

Real problem is cookies. When i tried to open orkut from operamini via http://www.quickbrowsing.com I got message from GOOGLE ACCOUNTs that your browser's cookies functionality is turned off. Please turn it on'. Google team, must make changes thinking use of mobile internet is easy for people then desktop, when traveling or dont have access to desktop internet. In India there mobile owners are more than pc and laptop users.so please restore to settings before 15 august. Have talk with operamini team and solve problem. I have already posted a topic in my opera forums. Member from operamini team told its googles (orkut) job. know who is in fault. Operamini or orkut?

Hemant said...

I m also facing the same problem on opera mini 4. It works fine on default browser but its damn slow. Please help OM users.otherwise the mobile version is good or better that what it was earlier

vinitneo said...

Will you Please make it available for s60 2 edition phones. Mine is N70.

avi said...

grest job chunk-o-mac..... we always knew ki tere main kuch baat hai.....

Gaurav said...

Hey mobile orkut is not working on opera 4.1

it is disgraceful.
We have to use internet explorer on our mobiles to access it. Which is not so user friendly.

People at google. Do something to correct this.

Interstellar said...

Why google people are not replying to our questions? Posting message in operamini forum is not useful as they say its not in hand of operamini team. Thus dont decrease market low end phone user using google services.

Avinash said...

Bloody hell guys it is working now! I missed it for so long! I thing google has done a great job in taking care of this! Finally google has proved it is google! Thanks so much for this! If you aren't able to access it still, go to m.orkut.com, login then click view full site. i am sure you would be able to access it.,

Thiago said...

It doesn work in S60 3.1, only in 3.0. Nokia E51 for example.

sunil said...

orkut is not working on motoming too
nor on opera
one had written open mobile version then click on full site
it doesnt work there too
one get damn blank page
on opera one can see half page only
seems google is not int in mobile consumer

Neelam Verma said...

huh i dont like this new change. Im using nokia n70 nd want to view full site of orkut.. But it shows blank page. Plez dont advice me to use m.orkut.com becoz i ave alrdy said that i dont like this orkut beta

Shalini said...

I am also facing the same problem...m using N73 firstly i was able to open the orkut in full view both from opera mini and mobile browser but nw m nt able to open it and i hate using mobile version of orkut...

ARVIND said...

hi,i m using nokia n82.i m facing same prblm as above,priviously i was able to open full suite of orkut.but now i can't.the mobile vesion is too boring.i dont want to use it.google team plz do somthing for us,for ur people plz.plz do change ur setting or whatever so that we able to open full version of orkut on our mobile device..plz m waitng....

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Largonet said...

necesitamos un uploader de fotos... un software que se instale en el telefono... algo como el gmail..
por que esto... por que necesitamos cargar una o varias fotos a la vez.. en muy incomodo hacerla de a una en caso de que tengas 20 fotos...
tks