CHAPTER 7

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Video Application Power Consumption on Low-Power Platforms

Some mobile applications, particularly those on low-power devices, unjustifiably use a lot of energy, causing unnecessary strain on the device battery. Some applications start automatically as soon as the device is powered on or do not go to sleep when the user stops using them; in most cases these applications keep performing noncritical tasks. Other applications may devote only a small fraction of their energy budget to the core task, while spending a larger portion on user tracking, uploading user information, or downloading ads.

To conserve battery power, systems usually ...

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