Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Google patent extends battery life via display adjustments

updated 09:27 am EDT, Mon April 1, 2013

Automatic removal of blur, animations, downgrading resolution suggested

Google has been granted a patent that would change the quality of a display in order to extend the battery life of a device. The patent outlines how the device could disable certain display-related aspects to lower a smartphone or tablet's power consumption, with more visual deterioration as the remaining battery charge shrinks.

A number of options could be used by the system, depending on the level of power remaining, reports Droid-Life. Blur and animation functions can be disabled on the display at first, with extended usage leading to a decrease in resolution, and in an extreme example, for the display to show only the red and black colors.

Though the patent could potentially help smartphones to last longer while the power requirements of the device increases with each successive release of model, it is possible that at least the basic display downgrades could make their way to handsets and tablets in the future.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S 5

The Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the phone that Android users have been craving for some time. Information coming out of Mobile World Co ...

STM Trust technology bag

The search for a good messenger bag that doubles as a laptop bag is something many travelers find themselves facing at least once. Bet ...

PenClic Bluetooth mouse

Windows 8 aside, computer users have been trained that a mouse is the proper way to navigate through the desktop for many years now. T ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News