Power Guru: Implementing Smart Power Management on the Android Platform

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Executive Summary

Improving battery life in mobile devices has become a very important area of research. Other components like the CPU, has had some major upgrades while batteries? development has lacked the same progression. The authors? goal is to implement a smart power management system that looks at the currently running applications and gives the user suggestions on which applications should be killed in order to optimize the battery life of the device. Mobile devices have progressively become more powerful with power consuming technologies like GPS, WiFi, 3G and 3GS now inherent to them. Furthermore, more power hungry applications, for example video streaming applications like YouTube, are being built and used frequently by mobile phone users thereby putting more stress on battery life.

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