Energy-aware web browsing in 3G based smartphones

Bo Zhao, Qiang Zheng, Guohong Cao, Sateesh Addepalli

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Abstract

Smartphone based web browsing wastes a lot of power when downloading webpages due to the special characteristics of the 3G radio interface. In this paper, we identify these special characteristics, and address power consumption issues through two novel techniques. First, we 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. Second, we introduce a practical data mining based method to predict the user reading time of webpages, based on which the smartphone can switch to low power state when the reading time is longer than a threshold. To demonstrate the effectiveness of our energy-aware approaches, we develop a testbed with Android phones on T-Mobile UMTS network. Experimental results show that our approach can reduce the power consumption of smartphone by more than 30% during web browsing, and reduce the webpage loading time by 17%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2013
Pages165-175
Number of pages11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2013 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2013Jul 11 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

Other

Other2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period7/8/137/11/13

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Zhao, B., Zheng, Q., Cao, G., & Addepalli, S. (2013). Energy-aware web browsing in 3G based smartphones. In Proceedings - 2013 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems, ICDCS 2013 (pp. 165-175). [6681586] (Proceedings - International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDCS.2013.25