Any news about the glass on this thing?

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  1. TheBoyPat

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    I'm still worried about the glass on the nexus. I don't use covers and I don't use screen protectors. My Droid X has been naked since release day and it's screen is without scratch.

    Any news on the type of glass the nexus will sport? Fortified means nothing to me. I need to know if it will be as scratch resistant as gorilla glass or, dare I say, more-so.
     
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    There are videos on the web that feature somebody testing their Nexus with keys and the Nexus did not have a scratch. Sorry, do not have links available.
     
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    Key test or not, Gorilla glass is just like "retina display", it's simply a made up name that's gained public recognition. The Nexus has passed the key test, which doesn't really mean much since most keys are made from metals that don't scratch any sort of glass, fortified or not.

    I wouldn't worry about it, if you are worried, then buy a Seidio screen protector, you'll never know it's on their I assure you.

    The only thing you should need to worry about is sand or diamonds, which both scratch "Gorilla Glass" just as well.
     
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    So you're saying I should carry my loose diamonds in my other pocket?
     
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    Why? You don't? Lol
     
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    Strangely enough, some of us do have wives who wear diamonds =P They also use cell phones from time to time =x
     
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    Why aren't more people liking this post? It clearly meets all the criteria for "like". If you let this kind of humor go by without "liking", the truly funny people will leave this forum in search of better pastures. I for one do not want to see this forum die just because you guys are stingy with the "like" button, on Thanksgiving no less!
     
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    Naw, just put them in one of those sweet pouches with the drawstring to close it. That's what I do and it works great :crazy:

    And at the OP, I would not be too concerned. Gorilla glass is just a brand name. Generic or off brand stuff works just fine in most occasions. Just one man's opinion.
     
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    Good post. People don't realize that most keys won't scratch glass. They think its all mystical gorilla glass when its really just elementary science. If only more people paid attention in school haha.
     
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    Gorilla glass has a high level of scratch resistance, I placed a zippo lighter on my screen and played a game of zippo vs gorilla... gorilla won.

    My zippo is stainless steel, not brass.
     
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    Um.. What? Gorilla Glass is a patented material and trademark from Corning, a significant product from a very old big glass & ceramics company.

    I had an OG Droid which supposedly had Gorilla glass, and it had NO problems getting scratched AND cracked during the time I owned.

    Lesson learned - any product I get - get a screen protector AND case if I hope to resell it again in perfect condition... even my iPhone 4 got scratched up a little.
     
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