Samsung throttling over 10,000 Android apps for unknown reasons: Report

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Samsung is reportedly throttling and limiting the performance of over 10,000 Android apps on its smartphones. These include many Google, third-party and even its own apps. These include Samsung Pay, Bixby, Secure Folder and more.

According to the South Korean technical forum mikoSamsung is using its Game Optimization Service (GOS) to throttle popular Android apps.

GOS’s main aim is to optimize games on Galaxy devices, with users now reporting that the service is limiting performance to over 10,000 non-gaming Android apps, including popular apps like Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and more. Are included.

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While the list is shared by miko Users include over 10,000 apps, it doesn’t list any benchmarking apps like Geekbench or 3DMark. This means that if a user runs the benchmark, the device will show the maximum score, which is not really applicable.

A Korean YouTuber put this to the test, where he renamed the entire package for 3DMark to Genshin Impact, later testing both the actual version of the 3DMark app and the modified version of the app separately. The unmodified version of the app scored a score of 2618, while the modified version scored only 1141.

Although this test showed that the company is limiting the performance of blacklisted apps to about half, GOS is not installed on every Galaxy smartphone.

Samsung has not issued any official statement on why it is blocking the performance of so many Android apps. To recall, last year we got to see OnePlus do the same with the OnePlus 9 series to extend the battery life of its smartphones.

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