FrostWire is a peer-to-peer file sharing program for the gnutella and BitTorrent protocols. FrostWire is written in Java and is a fork of LimeWire, another popular gnutella client from which it was originally born. A few concerned developers of LimeWire’s open source community announced the start of a new project fork FrostWire that would protect the developmental source code of the LimeWire client and any improvements to the Gnutella protocol design. LimeWire is closed in the US in December 2010.
FrostWire software is available for download for Windows, Apple, Ubuntu, Debian, Tarball and Android. FrostWire for Android is the first Mobile P2P network on Earth!. FrostWire for Android does not work over 3G, it only works over Wi-Fi to guarantee decent speeds and a reliable connection from most of the peers on the network.
- FrostWire is written in Java, and is therefore capable of supporting multiple platforms
- FrostWire is released only as a free version
- FrostWire provides an online chatroom
- Connections are encrypted with TLS by default unless it is disabled in the preferences.
- FrostWire’s BitTorrent engine is powered by Azureus technology version 4.20.1 .
- FrostWire 4.21.3 introduced a new Phones and Tablets tab that allows wireless file sharing between Android Devices running FrostWire for Android and desktop computers running it. No pairing or pre-configuration on either end is required, devices are discovered automatically if they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.