I am sure you must have heard about Apple intentionally slowing down iPhones with older batteries. A user found this trend on his phone and posted on Reddit, says later, GeekBentch published a report of Apple’s behavior. While Apple acknowledged this and apologize, a lot of users were curious to know if Android makers are doing the same.
Well, just recently, LG and Samsung made statements to clear out that the companies have not pushed any software update to slow down phones that are running on older batteries.
Product quality has been and will always be Samsung Mobile’s top priority. We ensure extended battery life of Samsung mobile devices through multi-layer safety measures, which include software algorithms that govern the battery charging current and charging duration. We do not reduce CPU performance through software updates over the lifecycles of the phone.
And LG has stated:
Never have, never will! We care what our customers think.
Apart from Samsung and LG, HTC and Motorola have also confirmed that they do not follow Apple’s practice. Considering these are four of the most influential smartphone makers, it is good to know that some manufacturers are not following Apple’s rules to slow down phones intentionally.
After apologizing, Apple has dropped battery repair charges from $79 to $29 and promised that the company will roll out a tool to measure battery performance in January of 2018.