Date Added: Jul 2012
Over the last couple of years, there has been an exponential increase in the number of applications accessible from various mobile handsets, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. In particular, rich media service distribution among smart-phones and other handheld devices is becoming increasingly popular among users. In fact, the next generation wireless technologies have put significant emphasis on supporting distribution of rich media content and video-on-demand services. However, energy consumption in the handheld wireless devices is a major bottleneck that hinders the growth of mobile device based rich media services. The biggest problem today in the mobile world is that the mobile devices are battery driven and the battery technologies are not matching the required energy demand.