Lilbits: Samsung May Limit Android App Performance, Intel Core i7-12650HX Processor Leak, Fixed Valve Issues For Steam Deck Stick Drift


Every few years, one or more phone makers seem to be caught throttling the performance of certain Android apps and games, often to help phones score high in benchmarks, even when they’re not representative of the real performance. This time it’s Samsung’s turn.

The company’s game optimization service was discovered on Galaxy S22 phones, and it appears to throttle the performance of thousands of apps and games in a bid to extend battery life. But he is not it limit performance in benchmarks, which means these apps will spit out high scores even though most apps won’t perform as well as the benchmarks seem to indicate. Update: Samsung plans to release an update which allows you to prioritize performance over power consumption.

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