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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > New P2P to Go: FrostWire for Android

New P2P to Go: FrostWire for Android

New P2P to Go: FrostWire for Android

Added: Monday, November 8th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
FrostWire for Android application provides its users with the ability to search, view and share content locally and through the web via Wi-Fi connection.

After the RIAA has finally succeeded in closing down LimeWire application a few days ago, it already faced a new FrostWire client designed for Android, proving how hallow that court ruling really was.

In contrast to the desktop version of the application that employs both the BitTorrent and Gnutella protocols when downloading material, Android version takes advantage of a new peer-to-peer protocol MetaFrost. The latter is said to be slowly evolving on every version and has been developed with mobility and limited resources in mind.

This application allows its users to search, browse and share the content locally and through the web with the use of a Wi-Fi connection in a peer-to-peer style. Unluckily, FrostWire for Android doesn’t operate under 3G, because it wants to guarantee fast speed and a stable connection from most of the peers on the network.

The team of developers working over the application claim that it becomes really interesting when people begin using the application for limited range file-sharing – for example, at the library or at the cafe. For now, groups of family and friends sitting together at the table in a coffee shop, who are usually texting and tweeting, are disconnected from people in front of them. Now, with new FrostWire for Android they have another method to interact with their neighbors, able to exchange images or videos of earlier in the day, therefore being not so technologically alienated. There’s no more need to have a rain check on the video of your family recorded hours earlier in the restaurant, as you can now exchange the recently recorded files while having a cup of tea at any open Wi-Fi of the cafe.

Besides, the application introduces itself as a brilliant classroom tool available to the teachers in order to share precious videos, images, podcasts or notes. New FrostWire for Android application confirms once again that the situation remains unchanged: despite the best efforts of the entertainment industry, no-one is able to prevent people from file-sharing between each other. Instead, each time the industry manages to close down one website or service more services will step up and take its place.

November 8th, 2010

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Date:  Monday, November 8th, 2010

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by Blocked (2010-11-08 22:23:06)
menahunie avatarKinda cool; but you would have to be really stupid to do P2P over your CELL PHONE....
You might as well stick your hand up and scream me me I did it; I did the illegal download on my cell phone in my name and the trail goes directly to me. So yea baby shag me good...
Also you even try to do P2P on your cell your cell provider will cut you off for "abusing" your data plan..
As I already mentioned you would have to b really stupid to do P2P on your cell phone;the trail leads directly to you.
How? Phone number, MSID number, Phones esn number, cell carrier and more..
All a copyright holder has to do is send one of those letters to your cell carrier and they have a direct trail TO YOU..

posted by (2010-11-09 03:06:03)
No avatarBut you are not using your cell phone providers network... You are using a wifi internet connection... Its clearly stated in the article that it s not compatible with 3g networks.. So while they can still track you down, its no different than using your home internet connection to log on to ExtraTorrent to download a torrent or Limewire from your homes internet connection..

posted by (2010-11-09 03:07:27)
No avatarSo essentially, they cannot track you down using their networks cause, well, you are not using their networks!!! Lol

posted by (2010-11-09 03:47:53)
DEMONLORD avatargo frostwire

posted by Blocked (2010-11-09 11:09:44)
menahunie avatarpusslvr - even accessing a wifi with your phone leads directly back to you; your mac number is logged and you can't change it like in a pc by yanking the nic and installing a new one.
with the phone the mac is tied to the phones esn..
ANY FILE SHARING via a cell phone is just plain stupid and you are asking to get screwed if you do.
As I already said any wifi free or other wise logs every mac number that accessed the network and it is just simple back tracking to find out who's mac number belong to who; especially from a cell phone.

posted by Turtle (2010-11-09 14:45:43)
D4T4 avatarAre we talking Wi-Fi here or sending larger files by bluetooth. Or is this connection a Wi-Fi that operates like bluetooth, ie. sends files directly from 1 phone to the next without using the net? Or does it set up a VPN between the phones? If menahunies info is correct then this would be more than useless.

posted by Blocked (2010-11-10 10:59:43)
menahunie avatarFrostWire for Android application provides its users with the ability to search, view and share content locally and through the web via Wi-Fi connection.
D4T4 taken from the article may answer your question.
Also many people use their phones as a PAM ( Phone as Modem); hook phone to your laptop via usb cable and use it as a modem.
Also again a really bad idea if your gonna P2P; again leads directly back to you.

Also wifi networks ARE NOT REALLY SECURE. They are too easy to hack. I never ever access my personal or financial accounts over a wifi period.. Worse so at an internet Cafe..
A friend didn't believe me so we went to a "coffe House well known" and I setup what is called a MIM ( Man in the Middle Hack ).
What this does Is I insert myself into the network; computer A and computer B as an example. I make computer A think I am computer B and I make computer B think I am computer A. Then I showed him the traffic I was logging User names, passwords, bank account numbers, and much much more. These noobs at the coffee house had no idea their accounts had been hacked.
Now if I had been a badman" I could have logged into their bank account with a clean laptop and transferred all their money some where else, and allot more. I just deleted all the info and we left. My friend never uses open wifi again.
This is some what what the riaa AND mpaa DOES TO LOG "VIOLATORS" ON TORRENTS; but not via wifi; just data streams between P2P'rs....

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