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Samsung CEO apologises to GOS users


At Samsung’s annual shareholder’s meeting, VC and CEO Jong-Hee Han offered a formal apology to the company’s customers for the GOS app throttling incident. To avoid a recurrence of the problem, Samsung will “listen more carefully” to its consumers, according to the company’s top executive.

Finally, Samsung’s Game Optimization Service (GOS) is pre-installed on the current Galaxy S smartphones and tablets (along with certain previous flagship models) and some older flagship models. Battery life should be improved by this service, however, it slowed down more than 10,000 different programmes when it was first implemented.

Adding insult to injury, users were not provided with the option to turn off GOS by default. The whitelisting of benchmarking applications like Geekbench from throttling seems to have been implemented by GOS as well. After this Geekbench has blacklisted the previous four generations of Samsung flagships, as well as the Galaxy Tab S8 series.


Samsung has already released a software upgrade for the Galaxy S22 series in South Korea to address GOS-related CPU and GPU constraints. Older Galaxy S flagships and tablets should have a similar upgrade in the near future.

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