Mobile Web Browsing Using the Cloud

  • Bo Zhao
  • Byung Chul Tak
  • Guohong Cao

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Computer Science book series (BRIEFSCOMPUTER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Bo Zhao, Byung Chul Tak, Guohong Cao
    Pages 1-3
  3. Bo Zhao, Byung Chul Tak, Guohong Cao
    Pages 5-9
  4. Bo Zhao, Byung Chul Tak, Guohong Cao
    Pages 11-15
  5. Bo Zhao, Byung Chul Tak, Guohong Cao
    Pages 17-32
  6. Bo Zhao, Byung Chul Tak, Guohong Cao
    Pages 33-47
  7. Bo Zhao, Byung Chul Tak, Guohong Cao
    Pages 49-50
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 51-54

About this book

Introduction

This brief surveys existing techniques to address the problem of long delays and high power consumption for web browsing on smartphones, which can be due to the local computational limitation at the smartphone (e.g., running java scripts or flash objects) level. To address this issue, an architecture called Virtual-Machine based Proxy (VMP) is introduced, shifting the computing from smartphones to the VMP which may reside in the cloud. Mobile Web Browsing Using the Cloud illustrates the feasibility of deploying the proposed VMP system in 3G networks through a prototype using Xen virtual machines (in cloud) and Android Phones with ATT UMTS network. Techniques to address scalability issues, resource management techniques to optimize the performance of the VMs on the proxy side, compression techniques to further reduce the bandwidth consumption, and adaptation techniques to address poor network conditions on the smartphone are also included.

Keywords

Delay Energy Mobile Cloud Smartphone VMP Virtual Machine Web Browsing

Authors and affiliations

  • Bo Zhao
    • 1
  • Byung Chul Tak
    • 2
  • Guohong Cao
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Computer ScienceThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  2. 2., Department of Computer ScienceThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3., Department of Computer ScienceThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8103-4
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8102-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8103-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5768
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5776
  • About this book
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