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    Galaxy Nexus May Not Use Corning's Gorilla Glass, but it Does use 'Fortified Glass'


    If you were one of the folks concerned that the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus would not be sporting the world-famous Gorilla Glass by Corning, then you can probably put your mind at ease. According to sources within Samsung, the new ICS superphone may not use the Corning brand of strengthened glass, but it uses a different brand of "fortified glass." Samsung didn't give any specifics as to which brand they were using, but doing a little digging there are a few different brands that it could be.

    In fact, the folks over at PhoneArena went to the trouble of finding a video of a competitor product video demonstration. The video above is of "Dragontail" glass from a company called Asahi. The demonstration is pretty impressive. It's important to reiterate that this particular glass has not been confirmed in any way to be on the Galaxy Nexus, but it is a good example of what is available.

    What do you think of this news? Does it make a difference for you?

    Source: PhoneArena
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    They didn't say for a reason and I doubt if it's dragon glass, it's most likely a cheaper form of fortified glass to make there price point, will it be as good as GG, looks like time will only tell.

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    Why don't they make windows in vehicles out of this stuff? It looks like a halfway point between shatter proof and bulletproof. I haven't researched it but so far though I haven't seen them test a large sheet of this type of reinforced glass. Take a 55 inch sheet and apply pressure right in the center; how long will it hold up? If it holds up well, why not replace a standard vehicle windshield with this glass and launch small stones at it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweettooth View Post
    Why don't they make windows in vehicles out of this stuff? It looks like a halfway point between shatter proof and bulletproof. I haven't researched it but so far though I haven't seen them test a large sheet of this type of reinforced glass. Take a 55 inch sheet and apply pressure right in the center; how long will it hold up? If it holds up well, why not replace a standard vehicle windshield with this glass and launch small stones at it?
    I feel like a whole windshield made out of this would be ridiculously expensive.
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    I don't think for one second that they would put some piece of junk plastic on this phone it will be just as good as gorilla glass
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    Quote Originally Posted by otmlb1128 View Post
    I feel like a whole windshield made out of this would be ridiculously expensive.
    In addition, windshields have to be laminated and they are curved, both of which might not be currently possible with GG.
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    Actually it's for safety, laminated glass will catch you a bit, slows you down. Earlier cars had harder tougher glass & accidents were ugly.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dgstorm View Post

    What do you think of this news?
    I think you shouldn't make a story with the headline "Galaxy Nexus may not use Corning's Gorilla Glass, but it does use 'fortified glass", show me that video and then tell me it doesn't use that glass.
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