Geekbench delists four Galaxy S flagships because of Samsung’s throttling behavior
Samsung’s Game Optimizing Service (GOS) app, which is only supposed to manage gaming apps to prevent overheating issues, was found to be limiting the performance of many popular non-gaming apps as well including Microsoft Office and Zoom.
With the One UI 4.0 update, Samsung also made it hard for users to disable the GOS app, further adding to the frustration.
Whether or not you buy this reasoning is up to you, but Geekbench is not convinced. The platform has said that GOS was throttling applications on the basis of their identifiers and not behavior, and this is considered as a form of benchmark manipulation.
The last four Galaxy S series models – the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy S10 – were found to be using GOS and have thus been delisted from Geekbench.
We view this as a form of benchmark manipulation as major benchmark applications, including Geekbench, are not throttled by this service.
— Geekbench (@geekbench) March 4, 2022