Orkut for Android — live folders, photo upload and more!

Thursday, March 18, 2010 | 9:43 AM

(Cross-posted on the orkut Blog)

Orkut is now ready to roll on mobile phones with Android. Now you can stay connected to your orkut friends wherever you go -- via scrap notifications, direct photo uploads to your orkut albums, and a phonebook synced to your orkut friends' phone numbers and status messages. Orkut for Android lets you stay in touch with pals through...

Orkut friends live folders
Simply add the list of your orkut friends as a live folder on your home screen, and you'll be able to browse through your friends list even when not under data network coverage. The live folder also lets you communicate (via call, scrap or SMS) with your friends in a single click. To install a live folder, click "Menu > Add > Folders > Orkut" on your Android device’s homescreen after installing the orkut for Android application.

Photo uploads to your orkut albums
Gone are the days when you needed to download photos from your Android phone to your computer and then upload them to your orkut albums. Now you can simply upload photos from your Android Photo Gallery. Just click "Menu > Share > Orkut" while browsing your photos in the Android Photo Gallery to get started.

Scrap notification
You will get notifications on your Android device when you have new scraps on orkut. The notifications will appear on your Android device notification bar; clicking on notifications will take you to your scrapbook page.

To install the orkut for Android application visit Android Market from your Android device and search for "orkut" under the social applications category. You can also directly scan the QR code below to install it. Note that the application is available only for Android devices running version 1.6 or higher.
Hope to see you on orkut for Android soon!

16 comments:

Trav said...

Are there even android based phones released in India or Brazil? Those are the only places that Orkut matters right?

caroltavares said...

Yes. I'm from Brasil and we do have android gadgets. Now i'm texting by a Milestone(droid). Brasil is not so late, and we don't see monkeys in the street. Study more!

[^BgTA^] said...

Not available on Market at Spain (with Nexus One). :(

Giancarlo said...

Yes, in Brazil we have Motorola Milestone, Dext, Backflip and Quench. Samsung Galaxy, Galaxy Lite. Dell 3i. LG GW620.
And probably I forgot others...
But most people are moving to Facebook now.

BobString said...

The same as [^BgTA^]. Not available at Spain. jo...

Chingon said...

Hey , do you remember CUPCAKE ?? or you totally forgot it ??

David H. said...

Not available in Austria (using a G1 running on 1.6) :-(

Thiago said...

Need an option to sync contacts like Facebook.

luckylittle81 said...

Not available in my Android Market.

cr0vax said...

Not available in France ... cool

Kumar Shwetabh said...

This app should really not belong to google... Real crap.. Seems to open orkut in embedded browser.. refreshes if orientation changes.. Uninstalled it after 10 mins of use...

Bill said...

Here we go again. Friggin 1.6 and above. WTH?

shyam said...

come on guys.......india is the biggest market for orkut. and android ? hardly 2-3 android phones have been released and orkut for android!!!!!!!!

what about symbian, windows mobile, are they all dead ?

Samrat said...

You don't have eve a iPhone App for orkut, such a big fail..

Rodrigo said...

Not avaliable on my Milestone in Germany. When I open from the barcode my Market force closes.

shreekant said...

ther is no option of orkut after goin into folder to creat live folder