Adblock Plus, one of the greatest Internet browser plugins ever created, is finally available to purge Android smartphones and tablets of mobile advertisements once and for all. The app is available for free in the Google (GOOG) Play Store claims to “block all annoying ads on your Android device” including “mobile ads, video advertising, banners, push notifications, display advertising, HTML5 advertising and much more” without requiring any rooting. BGR tested Adblock Plus on a Galaxy S III and can back up the claim that ads are even removed from apps such as Angry Birds.
However, there are some limitations to the app, as outlined by its developers. Non-rooted Android devices running Android 3.1 or later can only block ads over Wi-Fi and devices running Android 3.0 or earlier requires some manual configuration. But, devices that are rooted will have full access to blocking ads over Wi-Fi and 3G.
If you’ve ever been annoyed to death by mobile ads, Adblock Plus for Android looks to be the perfect solution. Of course, the only people who won’t be happy about Adblock Plus are the advertisers.