Mobile|November 25, 2011| Author: James Johnson|Tags: , , ,

New Technology Could Cut Smartphone Battery Consumption By 74%

Mobile Network Proxy

A new type of network proxy is being developed by researchers at Aalto University in Finland that could help cut the power consumption required by 3G Smartphones by 74 percent.

The new device sits between the internet and mobile phones and handles most of the effort required to transfer mobile data, creating less need for a users mobile phone to process information, thereby creating a significant reduction in power consumption.

The system has already been testing in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and researchers hope that the system can help create a burgeoning Smartphone marker in third world countries where access to reliable power can be tricky to obtain.  If the new system is a success it could create more reliable communications and internet access.

Researchers also found that power usage could be greatly reduced if websites were better optimized for mobile use, including the use of HTTP compression and effective data caching.

[via Psysorg]