Pretty much same case as with yesterday’s news of about Motorola and HTC doing the same thing. Samsung has released an official statement in which it promises that it is not downgrading its products’ lifetime in order to get more sales.
”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.”
How nice of them *cough*. I wish every major and minor manufacturer was as honest and good-willed as Samsung is *cough*.