Gorilla Glass is Not on the Galaxy Nexus

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  1. Synack

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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!

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
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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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    Most likely another subtle cost-cutting measure. Targeting the "sweet spot" price of $299 on contract means there are trade-offs.

    This does give me pause as I was planning to have my Nexus "naked". Ditched the protection on my Droid over a year ago and have had no problems (it does show a bit of wear-and-tear now as a result).
     
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    I agree. Moto phones are great naked phones. My D1, D2, DPro, and DX were/are all naked, and besides the OG, none of them suffered any damage (the D1 was only slightly damaged, from being almost 2 years old, not from abuse).
     
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    its not a rumor, its been confirmed that it doesnt have gorilla glass
     
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    I dislike phone cases and gorilla glass is what makes me confident rocking all of my smartphones naked.
     
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