Samsung Responds To Italian Investigation, Denies Tampering
Samsung has released a statement on the recent investigation made by the Italian anti-trust organisation unit denying allegations that it is purposely slowing down software on older devices.
The South Korean company says, “Samsung does not provide the software updates to reduce the product performance over the life cycle of the device. We will fully cooperate with Italian Authority for Market and Competition’s investigation in Italy to clarify the facts.”
The antitrust unit, Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato or AGCM says it will investigate whether or not the companies aimed at exploiting the shortcomings of some components to reduce the performance of their products over time making customers purchase the exact same product.
The AGCM will also see if Apple and Samsung released software updates without letting consumers that those updates could slow down their phones. Both of these actions violate a number of articles of Italy’s Consumer Code.
Apple has not made any statement regarding Italy’s investigation.