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April 12, 2008

orkut Mobile

orkut, Google's social network, added a lot of features in the past year to be more competitive and to become more popular outside Brazil and India. Google Trends shows that the interest for orkut is declining, but it's likely that some people no longer search for "orkut" since Google India and Google Brazil added the service to the navigational bar in December 2007. orkut has around 120 million users, up from 50 million users in April 2007, but Brazil (53.99% of orkut users) and India (16.91%) continue to be the countries where orkut is popular, followed by the US (15.13%).

orkut was one of the few Google services that didn't have a mobile interface, but now you can access orkut mobile at m.orkut.com. The simplified interface shows the most recent scraps, updates from your friends, a link to your profile and a search box for orkut users. The mobile interface lets you write scraps, get birthday reminders and respond to friend requests. You can also use shortcuts to access the most important sections of the page.


There's also a new version of orkut for low bandwidth that displays less pictures. orkut will automatically switch to this new version depending on your connection, but you can opt to use it in the settings.

{ Thank you, Darnell Clayton. }

33 comments:

  1. I really think that it is important to have a light version for mobile. Nevertheless, I am completely frustrated that even with my Iphone that suppors a very good navigation through standard orkut, I am forced to use the mobile version without being asked if I want it or not.
    I would kindly ask the orkut development team to let me use my free will to decide whether I whant to use the light version!

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  2. Is there any way to stay with de old version.coz in new i cant access community..new version sucks

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  3. New version is of no use, it takes the same time to load as the previous one.
    And we cannot access full functions on it.
    We dont have any options but to use limited options. This is rediculus
    please give us the previous orkut.

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  4. why are i phone users being forced to use the low bandwidth M.orkut !!
    please let it be at the users discretion.
    and can google developers tell me how do i revert back to the normal high bandwidt version or orkut from my i phone

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  5. Mobile version sucks!!

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  6. i'm a htc user, please give us the option to use the old orkut version!

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  7. Orkut is trying to limit users to reduce its server cost. Orkut is soon going to be pay site.

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  8. New version is useless. There are no pics, no community options, I cannot delete scraps, and the interface simply sucks.. There should be an option to switch to the standard version of Orkut on mobile like they have done on google.com. My cell supports the standard version, I dont see why m.orkut.com is the automatic redirection to orkut without any option to switch...

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  9. new versio sucks
    in the Iphone, the old version load perfect.
    give us the old version

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  10. New version is of no use. Google has done ntn gud. Hu d hell initiate such stupid ideas.. Throw him out of google.Plz let us use d old vrsion..its harming google's image..

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  11. I hate da new version plz change it or giv us options

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  12. nooooo, i want the old vs, please change it google

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  13. hated, plz change for the old one

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  14. hi... I'm from brazil and this new version really sucks
    give us a chance to switch
    sou do brasil e essa nova versao do orkut eh uma merda
    vcs tem q dar a chance da gente trocar

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  15. New version sucks! Let people use their
    phones just the way they want to!!

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  16. mobile orkut sucks..i bought e90 only 4 orkut..n u guys ve restricted it..nt fair..plz giv us r orkut back..plz..plz..v vl pay 4 it..but plz giv it 2 us..

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  17. This is d only pathetic product by google.. Mobile version of Orkut.. They wasted their time n money in such a non-sense product.. Otherwise i'm a big fan of google n its products.. But orkut mobile version just sucks..

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  18. yes...orkut mobile version really is disgusting... the old version was nice which had all the features.. t new one is of no use... it is bringing -ve response 4m our side... so..give the option 2 change it to STANDARD view...n NOT FORCED in2 mobile view..!

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  19. Yeah. Right. Everyone here is right. I really am disgusted with this Mobile Version... This is just like... 'Google' trying to diminish or may be Destroy its own reputation... Coz, many of us have bought cellphones and have activated GPRS for the sake of same... But, the Google Developer Team is forbidding us to use our own resources... Come on! GOOGLE, I know, its some kind of service update... Might be... You all are trying to provide us much better services... Patience is fruitful, I think... Hoping affirmatively regarding the same context...

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  20. plllllllllllll give us old version of orkut
    new version is of no use
    we want old version of orkut only
    pllllllllllll

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  21. Dear Google i want to tell u that please stop ur mobile orkut because i use orkut throught the day because of mobile orkut im not able to view who's online or not please i beg u give ur our orkut back coz even i type www.Orkut.com on the web from my cell phone then also it show mobile orkut site make the both of these site diffrent or stop mobile orkut because it is givin a heck of a problem to us mobile user and u made the changes in your mobile orkut of viewing the site in full the option which is given at the last of the mobile orkut site. So please this is my humbel request to u google people so please change it or stop it 4 god sake.Tc N make it as fast as possible

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  22. All d above stated comments are true. I wonder what they benefit by making d site to mobile view. If they r going to make it paysite or restrict its accessibility options then its for sure orkut will loose most of its subscribers and orkut will start gaining a negative feedback and its popularity will b reduced as d time proceeds..

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  23. mobile orkut is d worst product by google till date. Designers of m orkut sucks. And who gave them the signoff for the same. sorry team u might have worked hard on this, but the product is truely useless. Will never join a team who has a designer like this. i think u r being paid by my company to ruin google image

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  24. Using your workers in a wrong way dont waste the salaries he is worst fellow who created the new version totally waste if mobile users are not satisfied for whom you created you bastards

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  25. Please give us full access option for Iphone users. I love the way it was,
    but I cannot use this version. The designers don't understand how we use
    Orkut because they are not users. Without seen who is on or who pass by your page there is really no reason to login specially if you have no scraps.

    I will stop using orkut if there is no option to change it back. Many of my friends and their friend will as well.

    If Ain't Broken Don't Try to Fix It, Please !

    Please change it back.

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  26. old version rockz..!
    give us the old version orelse give ur option to switch on standard view...cant delete scrapz,can join ny community,can see ny community,cant delete friendz....nd nothing...
    the f**ker who has create this should be kicked nd threw out of google..!!change the version....!

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  27. HOw to send testimonials from orkut mobile????????

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  28. bloody hell... with one product google became the worst software developer.. The designer of m.orkut should be a 60 year old person who dont know what the new generation wants.. Give the chance to some one who have a bright mind, who can understand the minds of todays yuth..

    GOOGLE... pls come back with your dynamic ideas. Other wise go out of the indstry with the stupid m.orkut

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  29. google orkut for mobile is not working properly in nokia 6030

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  30. mobile version sucks.no comunity optn

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  31. how to send scrap in my own scrapbook??????????????????????????????????

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  32. Hey friendzzz
    google provides option to switch to old version i.e. the computer site.
    Firstly u need to log in using new version, once u r logged in, there is an option on right bottom corner 'full site' this will take u to the original site.

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