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Google releases Orkut for iPhone, but do you really care?

Google releases Orkut for iOS, a Google-owned social network

By Anthony Garreffa | Jan 19, 2012 12:23 am CST

I have to admit, I scour the entire interwebs for news, virtually each and every day and up until now, I did not even know about Orkut. Orkut is a Google-owned social network, that gets overshadowed by its own rival, Google+ and other players such as Facebook. Orkut is still massively popular in India and Brazil, where more than 80-percent of its 66 million active users come from, as of October 2011.


Google have just released a native Orkut client for the iPhone, which is available for free from the App Store and includes the usual feature set like updating your status, and checking your scraps and messages to browsing your friends' profiles and uploading photos.

A description of Orkut for iOS:

Your favorite social network just arrived to your iPhone or iPod! The official Orkut app for iOS connects you to your friends and family. Now you can send scraps, see your friends updates, upload photos and browse your friends albums anywhere you go. Never miss a conversation again because you are not in front of your computer: get the free Orkut app and stay connected.

- Update your status

- Check your scraps and messages

- Reply to your friends birthdays

- Check your friends updates

- Browse your friends profiles, scraps and photos

- Take new photos and upload them directly to your Orkut albums

- Share your life anywhere, anytime with the people you care about

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