Conan Troutman · Nov 20, 2012 at 05:30 am

SambaDroid – An Old Dog With Some New Tricks

Those of you who have been reading Portal for a while (and have a darn good memory) might remember reading about Samba Server For Android, a well received application that allowed you to access files stored on your Android device using an SMB server. SMB is a common transfer protocol, as it’s built into Windows, and the open source tool Samba grants compatibility in Linux. The app was  discontinued a while back, and various users were left hoping that someone would pick up where the original developer left off. This is now the case.

XDA Recognized Developer berserker_devel recently released a beta version of his app SambaDroid, which is based on a much more recent version of Samba (3.6.8 as opposed to 3.0.14) and aims to bring a whole new level of functionality to Android based Samba tools. The app is still very much a beta, so isn’t jam packed with features just yet. The developer is currently focusing on feedback from users in order to get a stable version up and running before adding the bells and whistles. The initial feedback seems to be good, though. The app is also free and open source, and it should run on Android versions 2.1 and above.

If you’d like to test this out for yourself and lend a hand in squashing some bugs, take a look at the original thread for more details.


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