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Samsung comments on Game Optimizing Service that could be setting performance limits on over 10,000 applications

The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra rarely offer their full performance in popular applications. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra rarely offer their full performance in popular applications. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
It has emerged that Samsung's Game Optimizing Service is limiting the performance of more than just games. In fact, the service could be holding back the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra in over 10,000 applications. Samsung has now commented on the matter in an attempt to explain its reasoning.

Samsung has caused a few issues for itself over its Game Optimizing Service (GOS), an application that ships with its modern smartphones like the Galaxy S22 series. While Samsung fails to describe what GOS does, @GaryeonHan has demonstrated that the app curtails the performance of any app that Samsung has allowlisted.

Purportedly, this list extends to over 10,000 applications, including Google Chrome and TikTok. Incidentally, GOS does not limit the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+ or Galaxy S22 Ultra in popular benchmarking applications like 3DMark and Geekbench. In other words, reviewers could be given a false impression of the Galaxy S22 series' performance if they base their assessments on benchmarking applications.

According to @MaxWinebach, enabling Performance Mode in Battery Settings disables most of Samsung's optimisations. However, GOS still caps some games at 60 FPS, even though Performance Mode boosts GPU speeds. Understandably, people online have likened it to OnePlus' performance throttling on the OnePlus 9 series. In response, Samsung has issued the following statement in its Members app, translated from Korean. Samsung has not publicly commented on the issue outside South Korea, for some reason.

Hello. It's Samsung. We are constantly trying to expand the option for users and provide the most optimized performance converging customers' opinions. GOS(Game Optimizing Service) of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Series is pre-installed for optimizing the performance of CPU and GPU to prevent excessive heating when playing a game for a long time.

To meet the recent needs of various customers, it is planned to update the Game Booster lab to provide an option to prioritize the performance, as soon as possible.

Afterward, we will try our best for customers' satisfaction and safety by listening to their opinions. Thank You

Samsung does not allow people to disable its Game Optimizing Service. (Image source: 9to5Google)
Samsung does not allow people to disable its Game Optimizing Service. (Image source: 9to5Google)
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Alex Alderson, 2022-03- 4 (Update: 2022-03- 4)