Corning has stated that the Nexus will NOT have Gorilla® Glass

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  1. Trusstopher

    Trusstopher DF Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Corning: Gorilla Glass is Not on the Galaxy Nexus

    Twitter - Corning's Post

    So what does this mean for the Nexus Screen?

    Does this change your position on getting the GNex at all?
     
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    Just means I'm actually getting a screen protector. No biggie.
     
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    Why doesn't it? Screen size or something? If TVs can have it I don't know why this can't. Seems like a no brainer.

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    Because of the curve maybe? Last year's Nexus S didn't have it either. Maybe the strength is compromised because of the curve. I was under the impression that Corning could make gorilla glass for just about anything. Oh well.
     
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    Unless I'm mistaken, my X doesn't have it either. No big deal.

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    You would be mistaken then. DROID x,x2,bionic,etc have corning gorilla glass.
     
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    I mean I know gorilla is the ish, but does that mean that nothing is as good? The d1 has it right? it makes the glass scratch and break resistant correct? but still if it falls the wrong way its done. Ive seen dead d1's due to the screen
     
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    I didn't know that. I have always wondered how my X2 survived two pretty substantial drops the first week I had it. Drops of about 4 feet directly on granite floor. I inadvertently sent the second drop up higher for some hang time and gravitational pull reaching out to grab it and failing:(

    Until I put a case on it I simply couldn't keep hold of it while playing because its pretty darn thin naked. I really like the RAZR but yeesh that thing would spend more time on the floor unless I put a case on it defeating the purpose of it being so thin.
     
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    The same reason it doesn't come with 128 gb internal memory, a 1080p 3d screen, and depleted uranium coating....... COST
     
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    I read this last week from Samsungs FB page and I was a little surprised, but they also mentioned they're using another form of "reinforced glass".

    I'm sure there are other companies pumping out similar strong glass, it's just that Gorilla glass has become a catchy name everyone's aware of.

    I always use Seidio screen protectors, so I'm not too concerned.

    As for the reason, I don't think it's because of the curve because apparently the HTC Sensation has a curved screen with Gorilla Glass, so it seems like a mystery why Samsung wouldn't go with what's hot, but maybe it was the price, who knows.
     
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    Hopefully for this... :icon_ lala:

     
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