Mobility

Chameleon: A Color-Adaptive Web Browser for Mobile OLED Displays

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Executive Summary

Displays based on Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) technology are appearing on many mobile devices. Unlike Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD), OLED displays consume dramatically different power for showing different colors. In particular, OLED displays are inefficient for showing bright colors. This has made them undesirable for mobile devices because much of the web content is of bright colors. To tackle this problem, the authors present the motivational studies, design, and realization of Chameleon, a color adaptive web browser that renders web pages with power optimized color schemes under user-supplied constraints. Driven by the findings from their motivational studies, Chameleon provides end users with important options, offloads tasks that are not absolutely needed in real-time, and accomplishes real-time tasks by carefully enhancing the codebase of a browser engine.

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