DroidG is a free P2P app for Android that lets you download music and videos shared on the Gnutella P2P network, directly to your Android device to be able to play or watch on it without having to connect your phone to your computer to transfer files to it first.
For those of you who are not familiar with what Gnutella is, it is a P2P (peer-to-peer) network that allows users to download files being shared by other users on the network, without the need to host the files on any server. To give those of you more of an idea about this network, it is the same network used by desktop programs such as Limewire, Frostwire, Shareaza and eMule.
DroidG is a product by Toxic Lab and it is one of those apps that are focused on doing one thing and that one thing well. Although the previous version of the app had some quirks that made it force-close on several phones, this updated version irons out most of these issues and the feedback to the update has been quite positive. It no longer lags in the search screen and runs flawlessly on many devices the previous version would crash on. Furthermore, the developers of the app have written an excellent guide at their website on how to configure this app to fully utilize its potential.
Using DroidG is very straightforward – just launch it on your phone, tap ‘Connect’ and wait till the app connects to the Gnutella P2P network. Once connected, you can use the ‘Search’ button to search for music and videos being shared by other users on the network and download them from the search results. The results are presented in a convenient manner, with icons indicating the media file type, along with the expected download speed as well as number of hosts for each particular file. Lastly, the ‘Download’ button lets you manage any ongoing downloads that you have.
You can install the latest version of the app by searching for DroidG or Gnutella client for Android at the Android Market, or you can also alternatively get it via AppBrain using the link given below or by scanning this QR code.
Download DroidG Gnutella client for Android via AppBrain