Apple admitted purposely slowing down old iPhones, with plans to keep on doing it. This wasnt well accepted across the internet and major companies decided to dissociate from such practices. After HTC and Motorolas announcement yesterday, today LG and Samsung also confirmed not tinkering with the performance of older devices.
LG G5 & Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Speaking to PhoneArena, an LG representative stated they never have never will do such a thing, adding that the company cares what the customers think. The other Korean manufacturer provided a longer answer:
Product quality has been and will always be Samsung Mobile’s top priority. The spokesperson makes clear that the battery life of Samsung phones goes through multi-layer safety measures which include software algorithms. The CPU performance is not reduced through software updates to keep the battery lifecycle longer.