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HTC and Motorola Do Not Slow Down Their Smartphones As Batteries Age

HTC and Motorola Do Not Slow Down Their Smartphones As Batteries Age

Posted December 28, 2017 at 9:33pm by iClarified
HTC and Motorola have issued statements confirming that they do not slow down their smartphones as batteries age, reports The Verge.

A spokesperson for HTC said that designing phones to slow down their processor as their battery ages "is not something we do".

A Motorola spokesperson said, "We do not throttle CPU performance based on older batteries."

While Google, Samsung, LG, and Sony have yet to respond, the statements by HTC and Motorola, along with public opinion, appear to suggest that Apple's 'feature' of slowing down devices is not common practice. This could have significant impact in the numerous lawsuits that have already been filed against the company in the United States and abroad.

A week ago, Apple admitted to secretly slowing down iPhones to address unexpected shutdowns most commonly experienced with the iPhone 6s. The company claimed the slowdown was necessary due to the nature of lithium-ion batteries. You can read its official statement here.

Sony says its response will be delayed by the holidays and Samsung says it's looking into it.

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qba - December 29, 2017 at 11:57pm
What a joke coming from this guys
Larrold - December 29, 2017 at 7:50pm
Can they get slower than that?
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Sabtain Aziz - December 29, 2017 at 6:29pm
Yeah they don’t slow phones with the software meaning and rude but the hundreds of viruses and bloat ware you get slows it down anyway
SayingWhatEveryonesThinking - December 29, 2017 at 2:53pm
HTC and Motorola are not smart enough to figure it out is why. Samsung is still trying to figure out how to make a battery that does not explode.
blackbeard - December 29, 2017 at 2:45pm
talk about 'much ado about nothing.'
matrixmaniac - December 29, 2017 at 4:17am
Samsung slows their aging phones down, irrespective of the condition of the battery...
Joseph - December 29, 2017 at 1:56am
No they don’t, but their bloatware and dumb ass apps do as soon as you buy them.
Kelemor - December 29, 2017 at 12:40am
That’s because your older phone don’t run the newer versions of android. Oh we didn’t mention that did we
Shanek77 - January 2, 2018 at 11:51am
And even if the phones support an Android update, it takes Moto and HTC about 2 years to push it out :)
Userone - December 28, 2017 at 9:44pm
It looks like only Apple did it and att/Verizon/T-Mobile/sprint... they slow our internet. Apple our phone. Good job!
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