A Method of Power Aware Large Data Download on Smartphone

Jie REN  Ling GAO  Hai WANG  Yan CHEN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.1   pp.131-139
Publication Date: 2015/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDP7178
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Information Network
Keyword: 
smartphone,  download strategy,  CLSA,  energy-delay trade off,  

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Summary: 
The endurance time of smartphone still suffer from the limited battery capacity, and smartphone apps will increase the burden of the battery if they download large data over slow network. So how to manage the download tasks is an important work. To this end we propose a smartphone download strategy with low energy consumption which called CLSA (Concentrated Download and Low Power and Stable Link Selection Algorithm). The CLSA is intended to reduce the overhead of large data downloads by appropriate delay for the smartphone, and it based on three major factors: the current network situation, the length of download requests' queue and the local information of smartphone. We evaluate the CLSA using a music player implementation on ZTE V880 smartphone running the Android operation system, and compare it with the other two general download strategies, Minimum Delay and WiFi Only. Experiments show that our download algorithm can achieve a better trade-off between energy and delay than the other two.