The effects are still being benchmarked, however we're looking at a ballpark figure of five to 30 per cent slow down, depending on the task and the processor model.
Seems like a pretty major bug.
I find this a little dubious. Since they don’t have a hand in the OS, nor do they design their own chips, how do they know the CPU isn’t throttling down when power isn’t available?
Even chips from Intel and AMD will throttle down when on battery power vs plugged in, I’d be surprised if the Qualcomm chips most of these handset manufacturers use didn’t throttle the CPU based on available power.
I notice Google hasn’t come out and said anything about this, at least nothing I could find.
Be careful which permissions you allow apps to have. If you don’t think an app needs access to the camera or microphone, it probably doesn’t.