Android Phones with iPhone X-Like Notch: The So-Called Design Flaw Brings the Android World to a Standstill

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Android Phones with iPhone X-Like Notch

When I first had a glance at iPhone X, I couldn’t help admiring the gorgeous design. The only thing that, sort of, prevented me from branding it as out-of-the-box was—the Notch. Initially, I just didn’t like the tiny cutout that seemed to prick my eyes. However, as time went by, I made peace with the cutout.

They say, “If something hurts your soul at the very first interaction, the pain is never forgotten—even if it brings the storm of bliss later.” Though my eyes no longer find notch a roadblock, they have always wished a life beyond the bumper…

Android Phones with iPhone X-Like Notch

Android Phones with iPhone X-Like Notch

When I got to know that Apple was planning to slim down the screen bumper, I thought the tech giant had heard my prayer. But just when I started to breathe a bit easier, a host of Android smartphones with iPhone X-like notch flooded the Internet. Surprisingly, all of them looked almost a carbon copy of Apple’s flagship. Take a look at them to believe!

One Plus 6

OnePlus 6 iPhone X-Like Notch Android Phone

One Plus is widely claimed to be the one that produces smartphones that give high-end flagship a run for their own money. The company always claims to be in a different league. Hence, I’m really surprised to come to know how desperate it is to get its upcoming smartphone fashioned into an iPhone X avatar!


LG G7 iPhone X-Like Notch Android Phone

Come on, LG! You can do much better than copying the design of iPhone. A company as big and reputed as you doesn’t have to emulate anyone to survive. Ideally, I would love to see you being just LG as whenever you have tried to be yourself you have looked so adorable.

Huawei P20

Huawei P20 iPhone X-Like Notch Android Phone

I respect your recent metamorphosis rise and also believe that you can give Samsung and Apple a strong fight. But to be number one, you have to bring in something different than your biggest rivals don’t have.

I have come to know that you are going to launch three cool P20 series smartphones. The only thing that has saddened me is that they all look a blatant copy of iPhone X. Seriously; I didn’t expect that from you—especially after that the ruckus you tried to create about Face ID’s failed demo!


Oppo F7 2 iPhone X-Like Notch Android Phone

As one of the fastest growing smartphone companies in the world, you have everything to be a showstopper! I liked the design of your R9 and also recommended some of my friends who like using Android. But when I came to know that your F7 looks so similar to iPhone X, I felt a tad disappointed.

ASUS Zenfone 5Z

When everyone else seems to be so charmed by the design of iPhone X, it’s really hard to resist. I truly understand that.

I hope your mid-budget smartphone with the stunning 6.2-inch all-screen display, 8MP front, and 8MP+12MP dual rear cameras do really well!

Vivo V9

Vivo V9 iPhone X-Like Notch Android Phone

Having snapped a few looks at the leaked images of Vivo V9, I can say they look enormously attractive, but the smartphone looks no different than the ones mentioned above. I just hope you can pull off the gorgeous edge-to-edge display and raw power of iPhone X!

Other Lesser Known Smartphone Makers are also In the Fray…

There are three more smartphones like Leagoo S9, Oukitel U18 and Sharp Aquos S3 that are also attracting a lot of eyeballs thanks to their design. From outside, the only thing that seems to be common on all of them is the—low-price!

Seeing so many smartphones with the notch, I have decided to wear glass to safeguard my eyes from top-notch cutouts. I was trying my best to run away from the notch; now thousands seem to surround me.

Apple, if your ugly cutout can create such a huge sensation, imagine what would happen if an elegant one is unleashed from your kitty. Truly, your name as the trendsetter stands vindicated…

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Security flaw in Moto G5 Plus Prime Exclusive grants access to phone with the tap of a lockscreen ad

Amazon has been running its Prime Exclusive program for some time now. Essentially, the company partners with phone manufacturers to offer noticeably lower prices on devices in exchange for preloaded Amazon apps and advertisements on the lock screen. However, it appears that these lockscreen ads have led to a security flaw on one Prime Exclusive device, the Moto G5 Plus.

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AMD chips vulnerable to both variants of Spectre security flaw, firmware updates coming this week

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Massive Intel Chip Security Flaw Threatens Computers

A design flaw in all Intel chips produced in the last decade is responsible for a vulnerability that puts Linux, Windows and macOS-powered computers at risk, according to multiple press reports. The flaw reportedly is in the kernel that controls the chip performance, allowing commonly used programs to access the contents and layout of a computer’s protected kernel memory areas. The Linux kernel community, Microsoft and Apple have been working on patches to their operating systems to prevent the vulnerability.

Major Design Flaw Reduces Performance of Intel Powered Macs, PCs

A serious design flaw, which has resulted in a major security vulnerability, was discovered affecting a wide range of Intel processors (CPUs) this week, as per a report published on Tuesday by The Register.

The vulnerability affects all modern computers powered by an Intel chip including Windows, macOS, and Linux machines developed over the past 10 years, and will require operating system-level updates to rectify.

“Similar operating systems, such as Apple’s 64-bit macOS, will also need to be updated – the flaw is in the Intel x86 hardware, and it appears a microcode update can’t address it,” The Register notes, adding that “It has to be fixed in software at the OS level, or go buy a new processor without the design blunder.”

What’s the Flaw?

Unfortunately, due to a presently-instated embargo on the discovery, additional information about the flaw is unknown at this time. However The Register, in their independent research, was able to all but confirm it’s a “Kernel memory leaking” flaw which inadvertently allows “normal user programs to see some of the contents of the protected kernel memory.”

A computer’s Kernel memory, in essence, is its discreet, pseudo-storage drive, upon which vital information such as passwords, login credentials and other protected data is stored. Given the nature of the flaw and how it apparently “leaks” this vital data, it’s probable, in an absolute worst case scenario, that malicious programs could be granted access to the contents of your Kernel memory.

“At worst, the hole could be abused by programs and logged-in users to read the contents of the kernel’s memory,” The Register noted. “Suffice to say, this is not great.”

“The kernel’s memory space is hidden from user processes and programs because it may contain all sorts of secrets, such as passwords, login keys, files cached from disk, and so on. Imagine a piece of JavaScript running in a browser, or malicious software running on a shared public cloud server, able to sniff sensitive kernel-protected data.”

Is There a Fix?

Fortunately, at least for PC and Linux users, there’s currently a software level fix in the mix that will rectify the flaw. Unfortunately, to execute the patch will involve isolating your machine’s kernel memory from user processes using its inbuilt Kernel Page Table Isolation utility.

And this process, most unfortunately of all, will likely result in modest to noticeable performance reductions on your machine.. The Register noted that some Windows and Linux users could see between a 5 and 30 percent performance reduction once the patch is in place.

Interestingly, while Intel-powered Macs are also affected by the inherent flaw, so little information is known about it that it’s not yet clear how Apple computers will be affected from the patch. Much like its Windows and Linux counterparts, however, Apple will most certainly have to procure a fix once more information is known.

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