Just a week earlier, Apple was accused of slowing down older iPhones to prevent battery issues. According to apple older batteries can’t supply required power to the processor, so apple throttles the cores of processors to prevent sudden shutdown and damage of costly device.
Some of the iPhone owners already filed class action lawsuit against Apple for slowing down their device without permission. It also prevents users ability to use the device properly and forces them to purchase a new iPhone. It’s true that lithium-ion batteries tend to degrade over time, but A replacement battery could have been bought for a fraction of cost instead of buying a new iphone.
But what if android OEMs follows the same suit of slowing down older devices. The folks over at the verged reached out to a number of Android OEMs including Google, Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Motorola for a comment on if they’re following the footsteps of apple. While many OEMs denied to provide a suitable answer for this. While Samsung spoke-person said their mobile team was looking into it. Also a spoke-person of Sony said the holidays would delay the company’s response over this.
While The folks over at the verge haven’t got any proper replies from few OEMs. Still HTC and Motorola actually responded to them with a proper reply. A spoke-person from Motorola said,“We do not throttle CPU performance based on older batteries.” While a HTC representative told they don’t throttle CPU over time. It’s a thing that android mobile manufacturers don’t do with their aged device.
It seems like android users don’t have anything to worry about CPU throttling. Battery degradation also occurs on flagship android device as long as it gets old, but OEMs never throttles its performance via updates.