Energy-AwareWeb Browsing in 3G Based Smartphones
Smartphone based web browsing wastes a lot of power when downloading web-pages due to the special characteristics of the 3G radio interface. In this paper, the authors identify these special characteristics, and address power consumption issues through two novel techniques. They reorganize the computation sequence of the web browser when loading a webpage, so that the web browser can first run the computations that will generate new data transmissions and retrieve these data from the web server. Then, the web browser can put the 3G radio interface into low power state, release the radio resource, and then run the remaining computations.