Samsung was shown to be throttling over 10,000 Android apps on their smartphones
Samsung is embroiled in another scandal, this time involving the artificial slowdown of app performance on several of its phones, including the brand new Galaxy S22 series flagships. Samsung’s Game Optimizing Service (GOS), which comes pre-installed on select Samsung phones, is the main culprit here. The program lets you fine-tune system performance when gaming, and it claims to reduce and optimize heat generation to help you get more battery life out of your device.
The issue is that the service could be “optimizing” non-game apps, resulting in substantial performance decreases. Users are also not given the opportunity to turn off the app’s behavior, which exacerbates the problem.