This week, a scandal erupted around the fact that Samsung deliberately slows down the performance of a large number of applications. For its part, the company promised to look into everything and solve the problem. You have to give it credit that it took a little time. Samsung has begun rolling out an update that will address the issue of GPU/CPU performance throttling when running apps.
True, at the moment the update comes only to devices of the Galaxy S22 series and in South Korea. The changelog says that Samsung is removing CPU/GPU performance limits when running games. The update will also help regulate the temperature inside. In addition, it offers an updated game performance management mode in Game Booster.
When the update will be released for other regions and other Samsung devices, the company does not name the exact dates. It is only promised that this will happen in the near future. It is also reported that Tae Moon-ro, president of the mobile business of Samsung, spoke at the meeting yesterday and apologized to the users of gaming services. He acknowledged that there is a serious flaw within the company; the lack of communication between ordinary users and company management in the process of creating the Galaxy S22. It is promised to make the feedback stronger in the future.
Samsung releases an update to solve the low performance issue
Some strange reaction to what happened from a top manager of Samsung. As if he lives in a different reality and until recently did not suspect the lack of well-coordinated work between the company’s employees of all levels. And at the same time, he bypassed the attention of users, to whom it was worth to apologize for the artificial underestimation of performance.
This week it became known that Samsung Galaxy S22 smartphones are experiencing a decrease in performance when interacting with games. This is due to the Game Optimizing Service, which should help strike a balance between performance and device autonomy.
According to reports, the GOS service should launch along with games; in order to optimize the level of performance and battery life of the device. It turns out that the list of applications includes not only games; but also various applications, such as Microsoft Office and YouTube. What’s more, GOS also optimizes many of Samsung’s proprietary apps, including Samsung Cloud, Samsung Pay, Samsung Pass, and Dialer.
In fact, it turns out that Samsung is deliberately blocking some of the performance of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200 processors; in order to achieve better energy efficiency and optimize power management. Curiously, the GOS service cannot be off in the device settings, this requires third-party software.