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Saturday, 30 December 2017

LG and Samsung don’t slow down your old phones due to aging batteries

After Apple admitted to slowing down iPhones with older batteries, a lot of people worried that this was an industry standard process. Fortunately, we have learned that this is not the case. HTC and Motorola both stated that neither of them does this.

Today, LG and Samsung has made similar statements. Here is LG’s statement:

Never have, never will! We care what our customers think.

And Samsung’s:

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.

Four of the major smartphone manufacturers have now said that they will not slow down your phone if your battery isn’t performing like new. This leaves a few more like Google, Nokia, and Blackberry, but it’s unlikely that any of them do this.

Let’s hope such anti-consumer behavior sticks with Apple, unlike the death of the headphone jack (although Motorola really started that one).

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