Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Oct 2013 16:07 UTC

With the exception of Apple and Motorola, literally every single OEM we've worked with ships (or has shipped) at least one device that runs this silly CPU optimization. It's possible that older Motorola devices might've done the same thing, but none of the newer devices we have on hand exhibited the behavior. It's a systemic problem that seems to have surfaced over the last two years, and one that extends far beyond Samsung.

Pathetic, but this has been going on in the wider industry for as long as I can remember - graphics chip makers come to mind, for instance. Still, this is clearly scumbag behaviour designed to mislead consumers.

On the other hand, if you buy a phone based on silly artificial benchmark scores, you deserve to be cheated.

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That's the thing, I never mentioned competing platforms or how updates work there, nor do I have an allegiance to defend. I see the privacy issues with standard Android to be a bigger problem if it helps you realise I'm not doing this for ulterior motives.

I just wanted to make a point that was relevant to the discussion because it seemed rather one sided. Having your old device supported by updated software which slows down the characteristic responsiveness is obviously not all roses...

...that's it.

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