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Google Nexus S ditches Gorilla Glass leaving screen vulnerable to scratches

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Google Nexus S ditches Gorilla Glass leaving screen vulnerable to scratches
The Google Nexus S has been the hot topic in the last few days it was torn apart, unboxed by ninjas, rooted and viewed from every angle, but here is what might surprise you – it does not have the Gorilla Glass display of some similar phones like the Samsung Galaxy S. That leaves the phone's screen vulnerable to scratches of all kinds and us wondering why would Samsung cut the cost on the rugged glass.

Gorilla Glass is basically a thin layer of alkali-aluminosilicate glass that protects your phone from all kinds of damage. The Gingerbread-flavored phone might have gone without the rugged glass in a simple attempt to cut costs, but the more likely reason seems to be that the curved form of the glass presents an additional manufacturing problem. In any case, this is far from a deal-breaker for us, but rather a warning for those of you keeping your keys and cell phone in the same pocket.

source: Twitter via Geekword
Google Nexus S ditches Gorilla Glass leaving screen vulnerable to scratches

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posted on 21 Dec 2010, 08:19

1. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


THIS PHONE WAS DESIGN FOR DEVELOPERS LIKE THE NEXUS ONE WAS. IT IS NOT A TRUE NEXUS, BECAUSE IT WAS BUILT BY SAMSUNG AND NOT HTC!!!

posted on 13 Jul 2011, 10:48

2. Mike (unregistered)


3 months in on this device and despite my proven propensity to destroy phones, not a scratch on the glass. It doesn't need a screen protector and I'm satisfied.

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