Android Apps

Google releases Orkut for Android with live folders, photo uploads, and notifications

March 18, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Lifestyle

Google releases Orkut for Android with live folders, photo uploads, and notifications

Orkut is now available on Android phones using version 1.6 or higher. Google today announced that its social networking website now has an official Android app to keep Orkut friends connected through mobile devices.

I’ve never used Orkut because the site never really took off in the U.S., but Orkut is still popular among Brazilians and Indians (more than 70% of its users are from those two countries). The new Android app requires Donut, and allows Orkut members to perform the following functions:

Live folders – Browse your friends list from the homescreen with this Live Folder. It updates contact information and links to profiles.

Upload photos – Snap photos on a mobile device and upload the image direct to Orkut. Click Menu > Share > Orkut on the photo page and assign it to an album

Notifications – Users will be notified when there are new scraps. Notifications will link to scrapbook pages.

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