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Gorilla Glass is Not on the Galaxy Nexus

Discussion in 'Android News' started by Malvado, Oct 25, 2011.

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    Corning has updated everyone via Twitter in regards to claims that the GALAXY NEXUS by Samsung would be using their Gorilla Glass product. In the official press releas we received just before the Hong Kong unveiling, Samsung didn’t mention anything regarding Corning’s product. The rumor came from a flyer that listed the device as having it. We’re not sure where the confusion came from but we’ll be reaching out to Samsung for comment. In the meantime, do you think the Galaxy Nexus has any other sort of strong glass to protect it from scratches and light falls?

    SOURCE: Twitter
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    God I hope so, but I'm sure a screen protector will find its way onto my Nexus either way.
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    Ouch. Thats a big strike for me in the Nexus column! Gorilla Glass is one of the main reasons Im still using my Droid 1. Bummer. Nexus had a lead over the Razr until this. Curious to see how Samsung responds.
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    It's not gorilla, but I swear I read somewhere that the Nexus' screen is supposed to be "like" gorilla glass. Samsung used something a little different, but still very strong and scratch resistant. I'm a huge fan of gorilla glass, saved my phone a time or two, so I hope whatever alternative Samsung chose keeps the Nexus safe.
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    Someone's bound to do a drop test when this comes out anyways so why worry :p
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    That's gonna be painful to watch
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    I think Samsung used the term "reinforced glass". Also, that drop test vid with the SGS2 and the iphone showed the Samsung dropped right on it's screen several times from up high and it never even cracked. So whatever "reinforced" means, I think they have it figured out!
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    From what I've read, the SII's DO have gorilla glass, unlike the Nexus.
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    i thought the SGS2 had gorilla glass though?
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    They stated here on facebook that they use "another kind fortified glass" for the Galaxy Nexus.
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    Hmm, maybe they got in a fight with Corning?! Well hopefully the new glass will stand up just the same. Maybe they made some Rhinoceros glass?!
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    I'd seen a few comments elsewhere alleging that Corning couldn't make that glass to support a curved shape like the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, but I'm a bit skeptical of that claim. Also, there are a number of no-name and differently branded types of such glass that should serve the same purpose. Still, some specifics from Samsung would reassure people.
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    Nexus S was curved too, and didn't have Gorilla Glass. I'm thinking this rumor about no Gorilla Glass is true. I may actually have to wait to see how it holds up on a drop test.
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    I thought I had read on one of the reviews that Gorilla Glass doesn't work well on a curved surface; that may have been more opinion than fact, though. Either way, someone is bound to do a "drop test," whether voluntary or involuntary. It's held up well on my OGDroid...
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    The glass used on the Nexus S is pretty damn tough , and it's not Gorrila
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    Oh no! It doesn't have the name gorilla glass on it so it will obviously suck!

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    Gorilla Glass is pretty much the leader in terms of quality and strength. Couple this with no SD card support and people claiming it feels like really cheep plastic and the phone is really lacking in quite a few departments.
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    Quoted for truth truth
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    Yeah like the loads of bloatware it will ship with in addition to the fact that it ships with gingerbread :icon_eek:. The nexus is absolutely a piece of crap. Not to mention that the nexus is going to have to wait for the phone manufacturer to release updates rather than just receiving them straight from Google! The Nexus is just plain awful. By far, the worst phone to EVER come to Verizon.

    Thought I would throw in that the previous statement was completely sarcastic, without even the slightest bit of truth. :)
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    I love how people try to judge the phone based off internet previews. I say you can never really know if you like or dislike a phone until you use it for yourself. Form your own opinions, don't let others form them for you and you just hold onto them.
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