Let’s face it, we all use #Adblock from time to time (or always) to give us a break from those annoying ads. A new report now mentions that ASUS is taking this aspect of the user experience very seriously as it plans to incorporate Adblock Plus with its default browser beginning next year.
This might leave some people at Google sour faced, so it will be interesting to see how the Mountain View giant reacts to this news. In addition to blocking annoying advertisements, Adblock Plus also lets you save mobile bandwidth and enhances user experience to a great extent.
We’re guessing there will be some “whitelisted” sites within Adblock which will be let through, as is the case with the browser version. However, these ads do not interfere with the user experience in any way. These are also known as ‘acceptable ads’.
We’re yet to get the full details from ASUS or the creators of Adblock as of now, but this appears to be a very bold step by the Taiwanese manufacturer and could help them score a lot of brownie points among the customers. What do you think?
Via: Android Headlines
The makers of Adblock Plus have released a standalone browser called Adblock Plus browser, which is exactly like it sounds. This browser is your one stop solution to browsing a wide array of content on the internet without worrying about annoying ads. Unfortunately, this is still in Beta at the moment and requires users to ask the developers for access.
But if everything works out, the browser should be available for all in no time. We expect it to be available on a wider scale over the coming weeks, assuming the beta testing phase goes on smoothly.
The Adblock Plus browser has been built on the architecture used by Mozilla Firefox for Android, so you won’t find a lot of differences as far as the user interface is concerned. Head over to the Google+ page below to officially become a beta tester for the Adblock Plus browser.
Android users have had a tough time getting Adblock to work on their devices with Google removing the app from the Play Store. However, customers can still download Adblock for their phones from the company’s offiicial site.
Source: Adblock Plus
Via: The Verge
You may have ads blocked on your computer through AdBlock Plus, but what about your mobile browsing? AdBlock Plus is an extremely popular ad blocking tool for browsers, which has now made its way over onto the Android platform. This is an official app, not a third-party one too.
If you’ve tried to grab an app that blocks ads, you’ll notice that a lot of them requires that your device has been rooted, AdBlock Plus is different though. AdBlock Plus can be used with almost all browsers that are currently available in the Play Store without root. It works without rooting your device over Wi-Fi, but if you want ads block over 3G you’re going to have to root your device. As far as I know, no app is really able to block ads over a cellular network connection, as that would have to be configured on the carrier side of things.
If you’re wanting to get AdBlock Plus, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you install the app:
- Rooted: Blocks ads over Wi-Fi and 3G
- Non-rooted with Android 3.1 or later: Blocks ads over Wi-Fi
- Non-rooted with Android 3.0 or earlier: Some manual configuration is required. Please visit our website to learn how to setup your own proxy: https://adblockplus.org/en/android-config#proxy
- Also, Android does not allow ads to be blocked on SSL encrypted websites.
Are you going to download the app? Do you use your phone through Wi-Fi enough that you would see this app as worth it? Are you a user with a root phone? Would this app be something that you would use?
Sound off in the comments below!
source: Talkandroid, Play Store