Samsung starts GOS update rollout in South Korea
Last week, Samsung found itself in the hot seat after reports confirmed its Game Optimization Service (GOS) was artificially throttling app performance on several of its phones including the new Galaxy S22 series flagships. Over 10,000 apps including first-party Samsung ones were affected while benchmark platforms were not which resulted in Geekbench banning the last four generations of Galaxy S phones.
Samsung came clear and issued a statement that GOS was implemented in a bid to extend battery life on its phones and that a future software update will allow users to choose performance priority mode.
That update is now rolling out to Galaxy S22 users in South Korea with the changelog (machine translated) detailing CPU and GPU performance limitations have been switched off for games. The update also adds a Game Performance Management Mode and brings the latest March security patch.
South Korea has launched the GOS firmware for the S22 series, and the game performance is unblocked. pic.twitter.com/NOc5bAZ1gW
– Ice universe (@UniverseIce) March 10, 2022
The update is expected to make a gradual rollout to more regions in the coming weeks. We are also expecting older affected Galaxy S devices to get a similar update soon.