Samsung promises to fix Galaxy smartphone throttling issues

Samsung S22 devices have been deleted from Geekbench's Android Benchmark chart (Image credit: Samsung)

Last week report emerged from South Korean phone users that the Samsung Galaxy S22 and its siblings were not providing the powerful, lightening fast experience they promise – due to the Game Optimizing Service (GOS) on some Samsung smartphones allegedly throttling around 10,000 apps and games including Netflix, TikTok, Google Keep and Instagram – likely in a bit to save battery life. Now, Samsung has said, via The Verge, that it will issue a software update to return control to users.

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Rachael Sharpe

Rachael is a British journalist with 18 years experience in the publishing industry. Since working on, she’s been freelancing, and contributing to some of the world’s best-loved websites and magazines including and and has also had a book, iPad for Photographers, published. She's currently acting as editor of - a website specializing in the latest cellular technology.