Re: Power...... An Idea of Mine Whose Time has Come...
Now, for removable batteries on iPhones, and split batteries on all mobiles for when no AC is available.
Such power-hungry virtual OSs will probably suck the mojo from most physical batteries, shortening their physical lives. This means iPhone users and users of other phones which seem to be (re)turning to non-user-removable batteries will probably quickly return to all-removable batteries.
If a phone becomes the new PC-level battleground, and is able to stand alone or as an "interconnecting unit" of other computer-powered devices, it will need either a revolutionary leap in battery re-charging and discharging tech, or the batteries will need to be removed from the "safety" and other aspects positioning of powered-on-devices. In some phones, even when AC is connected, the phone will instantly shut down if the battery is popped. As with some laptops of the past (and maybe some current ones), I have an idea: TWO batteries, akin to older laptops, where the drained one can be removed while another fresher or not-yet-near-drained one can keep the machine running during the swapout. And, if the device IS on AC, then both can be swapped of their drained ones and extended with fresher or different/newer ones that will run longer or even longer. So, a user (regular or power user) can be constantly on the move, say between work tasks or just during transportation.
A laptop for power or corporate or infrastructure users might be a brick in and of itself. A laptop for a consumer or prosumer at certain levels might be a simple, removable or non-removable guaranteed-30-seconds-to-2-minutes forever duration battery to allow swapping the main, drained/draining battery provided the user has it in-hand and can swap in less than a minute, when AC is not nearby. The sliver battery could be slide-in/slide-out, snap-on, or plug-in, or click-in.
The idea is probably not new, but in the future, I reserve the right to make these words actionable provided no existing patent has a factual timestamp prior to my writing this or prior to my posting this around a year or so ago in another forum.