Samsung Addresses Forced Throttling Rumor of Apps

Samsung customers have recently been up in arms on social media and community forums about the South Korean company allegedly slowing down performance of apps and games on its smartphones.

Apparently, the throttling comes from the phone’s GOS, or game optimizing service feature, which is designed to balance game performance and device temperature. A Samsung spokesman said that the feature does not apply to non-gaming apps, and that a future update to toggle the feature off is on the way.

Phone maker OnePlus was also caught doing the same thing, and explained that the throttling was a way to prolong battery life. The firm later conceded to demand and announced that a customization feature to toggle it on or off will be added in future updates.

Samsung responded to the throttling allegations but did not immediately provide the exact date or timeframe on when the update will be available to the public.