The New Battery Technologies and Consumer Savings on Smartphones and Tablets
On the other hand we have the energy efficiency of mobile hardware. Fortunately or unfortunately, the CPU and other internal components are mainly developed for performance, not for efficiency. So I think that hardware manufacturers should henceforth focus on improving the energy efficiency of their products rather than looking more and more performance as the current dual-core processors are more than enough for another year, since there is no software that can harness this power (except odd game).
If we look closely, most midrange androids later have a screen of 3.7 “or higher, ie, they are quite large. As these screens are so large that cause a large drop of the battery.
Do I need to improve their energy efficiency? Clearly the answer is yes. If we check the statistics of our Smartphone battery we realize that one of the components that consume more battery power is the screen. Be AMOLED Super AMOLED, IPS or any kind of screen, it is the largest consumer and is one of the points where manufacturers should concentrate.
Qualcomm knows this and is developing a so-called Mirasol displays. These screens are able to consume a tenth of a conventional LCD, greatly increasing battery life. It remains to be seen whether the sharpness and colors provided are of good quality (at least similar to a conventional LCD) but if they succeed; it could be a solution to the great problem of the battery that all owners suffer of an Android device and smartphones in general.
Similarly, another solution is to further improve the battery and this is what scientists at Northwestern University have accomplished. They have invented boost batteries that recharge from 0 to 100 in just 15 minutes.
Another possible solution to this problem is through energy optimization software, it is perhaps the most complicated of all. An operating system can have very efficient power consumption but no use if it can be used for only very simple task like sending an SMS.
Will the success with these innovations eliminate the problem of battery haunting the Smartphone users? I think so, but you will not notice much difference and that the hardware continues to evolve and get faster speeds so it will continue to consume more energy.
And what do you think? Will the day come when we can spend several days away from the charger plugs? Do Share your views…