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Samsung’s Game Optimization Service controversy is back… maybe

Samsung’s Game Optimization Service controversy is back… maybe

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 5 months ago
Samsung Game Launcher Week: Get control over mobile games

Samsung Game Launcher Week: Get control over mobile games

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 9 months ago
Leave GOS enabled if you care about gaming on the Galaxy S23

Leave GOS enabled if you care about gaming on the Galaxy S23

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 1 year ago
Galaxy S23 lets you disable Game Optimization Service while playing games

Galaxy S23 lets you disable Game Optimization Service while playing games

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 1 year ago
Samsung to make up for GOS controversy with early Galaxy S23 launch

Samsung to make up for GOS controversy with early Galaxy S23 launch

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago
Samsung rolls out a new update for Game Optimizing Service (GOS) app

Samsung rolls out a new update for Game Optimizing Service (GOS) app

Samsung's Game Optimizing Service (GOS) is getting a new update. The app designed to manage heat and optimize Galaxy smartphones and tablets when playing mobile games is now getting version 3.5.04.8. The changelog is missing, so we're guessing this is a minor release with fixes under the hood. Samsung's GOS got into a bit of […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago
Want the best game performance on your Galaxy? Here’s how to do it

Want the best game performance on your Galaxy? Here’s how to do it

Some of you might be familiar with the whole GOS (Games Optimization Service) controversy that has followed Samsung since the launch of the Galaxy S22 series. It began on foreign online forums, and it sort of blew up on social networks for a bit as the media picked up the story. The story, in short, […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago
Galaxy S22 sales decline in South Korea over artificial throttling issue

Galaxy S22 sales decline in South Korea over artificial throttling issue

It was first reported about a month ago that Samsung was artificially slowing down some of its devices, including the new Galaxy S22 series. It was a software, Samsung’s GOS (Games Optimization Service), that throttled both the CPU and GPU performance rather aggressively. GOS wasn't just throttling games. It restricted performance for over 10,000 apps, […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 2 years ago
If you don’t want an iPhone, buy a Galaxy!

If you don’t want an iPhone, buy a Galaxy!

Most U.S. smartphone customers that used to buy Google Nexus phones knew what they were signing up for, i.e., mobile devices made for Android enthusiasts who wanted access to the purest form of Google's mobile OS for a relatively low price. Perhaps the same can be said for most Google Pixel customers today, but I […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago
Geekbench’s war against Samsung continues, Galaxy Tab S8 next target

Geekbench’s war against Samsung continues, Galaxy Tab S8 next target

Samsung's tale of woe regarding GOS (Game Optimization Service) continues, as a new report reveals that Geekbench — the popular online benchmarking tool — intends to continue removing Samsung devices from its platform. Geekbench was quick to remove several Galaxy smartphones from its platform after reports about Samsung manipulating benchmark score results through GOS first […]

  • By Mihai Matei
  • 2 years ago
Korea FTC to investigate Samsung’s Game Optimization Service (GOS) scandal

Korea FTC to investigate Samsung’s Game Optimization Service (GOS) scandal

Well, Samsung knows how to keep itself in the headlines, for good and bad reasons. While the popularity of the Galaxy S22 series is keeping them shining on the internet, there is this GOS or game optimization service scandal, revealing that Samsung made false promises while advertising their Galaxy S22 series phones. In a recent […]

  • By Sagar Naresh
  • 2 years ago
Samsung’s shareholders want to hold TM Roh accountable for recent events

Samsung’s shareholders want to hold TM Roh accountable for recent events

Not too long ago, Samsung restructured its business to integrate its mobile division with Samsung Electronics. It meant that Samsung's mobile division was now under TM Roh, a flamboyant personality who often made appearances in launch events. The recent turn of events could trigger yet another corporate restructuring in Samsung, according to a new report. […]

  • By Anil Ganti
  • 2 years ago
Geekbench is banning Samsung phones for slowing down apps

Geekbench is banning Samsung phones for slowing down apps

It was discovered earlier this week that Samsung’s GOS (Games Optimization Service) was artificially slowing down apps. The service throttles both CPU and GPU performance for over 10,000 apps that even include the likes of TikTok and Instagram. What stood out was that GOS wasn't slowing down benchmark apps. This shady behavior has already made […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 2 years ago
Samsung’s app throttling tricks are making its customers mad

Samsung’s app throttling tricks are making its customers mad

If there's even the slightest possibility of something shady happening, people tend to take notice. Millions of customers across the globe who bought Samsung Galaxy phones are now taking notice of claims that the company has been artificially slowing down their phones. It's not a good look on Samsung. The claims about its app throttling […]

  • By Adnan Farooqui
  • 2 years ago
Samsung is artificially slowing down your Galaxy smartphone

Samsung is artificially slowing down your Galaxy smartphone

Ever wondered why games don't play quite well on your shiny new Galaxy S22 despite it packing the best hardware on the market? It turns out that there is more to it than just bad Exynos 2200/Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 performance. The real culprit is Samsung's GOS (Games Optimization Service) which aggressively throttles CPU and […]

  • By Anil Ganti
  • 2 years ago