And if proxy servers are used to reduce the impact of internet browsing on mobile batteries!!
On Smart phones, touch screen click can quickly become frantic to read and comment websites increasingly consulted mobility. But the more you click on 3G, more autonomy of Smartphone is eroded. And while some companies offer browsers compressing data to reduce the pages to be displayed (such as Opera Mini and Amazon Silk), the savings in bytes downloaded as 3G signal swallowed are not yet optimal.
In Finland, researchers from of Universities work around the proxy on an alternative solution to these problems. They were seeking to use new fresh proxies’ servers to extend battery life phones. A proxy retrieves the query when you click on a link, then fetches the content, digests, and makes already ready to be displayed on the mobile … for an energy saving of about 70% loading a web page.
The advantage is that there is no application to download, just a network configuration parameter to change and can continue to use their favorite mobile browser. The system also has the advantage of being compatible with all mobile devices on the market. This research shows that compress the transferred data can also help to gain autonomy, but this gain is currently limited because the mobile processor is further requested consideration for decompression. Of course, this is not a real discovery, knowing that these new fresh proxies’ servers are already well served at the time of low-speed, but the work remains interesting.