Improving Smartphones Battery Life by Reducing Energy Waste of Background Applications

Raffaele Bolla, Rafiullah Khan, Xavier Parra, Matteo Repetto

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Abstract

Smartphones have undergone a remarkable evolution over the last few years, from simple calling devices to full fledged computing devices where multiple services and applications run concurrently. Unfortunately, battery capacity increases at much slower pace, resulting as a main bottleneck for Internet connected smartphones. Several software-based techniques have been proposed in the literature for improving the battery life. Most common techniques include data compression, packet aggregation or batch scheduling, offloading partial computations to cloud, switching OFF interfaces (e.g., WiFi or 3G/4G) periodically for short intervals etc. However, there has been no focus on eliminating the energy waste of background applications that extensively utilize smartphone resources such as CPU, memory, GPS, WiFi, 3G/4G data connection etc. In this paper, we propose an Application State Proxy (ASP) that suppresses/stops the applications on smartphones and maintains their presence on any other network device. The applications are resumed/restarted on smartphones only in case of any event, such as a new message arrival. In this paper, we present the key requirements for the ASP service and different possible architectural designs. In short, the ASP concept can significantly improve the battery life of smartphones, by reducing to maximum extent the usage of its resources due to background applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 Eighth International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies: Proceedings
Pages123-130
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventEighth International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sep 201412 Sep 2014

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies
PublisherIEEE
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2889

Conference

ConferenceEighth International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Apps, Services and Technologies
Abbreviated titleIEEE NGMAST 2014
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period10/09/201412/09/2014

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