Samsung was accused of throttling efficiency of some apps on its smartphone. The South Korean firm had allegedly put in a system app known as Sport Optimizing Service (GOS) in its smartphones that limits apps’ efficiency. In a collection of posts, Twitter person @GaryeonHan stated that over 10,000 apps are apparently being throttled by Samsung through GOS. Identify of the app within the checklist consists of well-liked apps like Gmail, YouTube, Fb, TikTok, Amazon, Twitter together with Google Maps, Google Play Retailer, Chrome, Netflix, Disney+, amongst others.
Samsung has responded to the matter and launched a press release concerning the influence of GOS on Galaxy S22 collection telephones. Samsung says that GOS optimizes CPU and GPU efficiency of the gadget to forestall extreme overheating throughout lengthy recreation play. Nevertheless, it would launch a software program replace to supply a efficiency precedence possibility within the recreation booster lab inside the recreation launcher app as quickly as attainable.
Right here’s the complete textual content of Samsung’s assertion as shared by @GaryeonHan on Twitter:
We wish to inform you concerning the Galaxy S22 GOS. Hi there. That is Samsung Electronics. We proceed to take heed to our clients to broaden our customers and choices, and to supply optimum efficiency. The Samsung Galaxy S22 collection’ GOS (Sport Optimizing Service) is a built-in app that optimizes CPU and GPU efficiency to forestall extreme overheating throughout lengthy recreation play. With a purpose to meet the wants of assorted clients just lately, we plan to implement a SW replace that gives a efficiency precedence possibility within the recreation booster lab inside the recreation launcher app as quickly as attainable. We’ll proceed to take heed to customers’ opinions and do our greatest for buyer satisfaction and client safety. Thanks.
Samsung shouldn’t be the primary firm to face efficiency throttling accusations. Final yr, OnePlus too confronted related accusations when it was discovered throttling some well-liked Android apps. OnePlus justified the choice by saying that it was optimizing the apps to higher handle battery life and heating points.