The future of Corning's Gorilla Glass, and more, outlined in an awesome video
This might be the most watched corporate video ever, with 9 million views already, and you can't blame the viewers, the application scenarios seem endless. The world's leader in specialty glass and ceramics is having a field day with all the touchscreen smartphones and tablets it has to protect now, and it envisions a very bright future for its glass-made wonders in the video below.
The handheld part starts at about 1:30 into the video, but the whole of it is worth seeing, despite the fact that mankind will never be able to deploy this technology everywhere. One can dream, though. In the second video Corning talks a bit of the science behind Gorilla Glass, and demoes its endurance compared to regular glass.
1. capt g (unregistered)
is this the same jennifer from back to the future pt 2?
2. Amie (unregistered)
Those cell phones will be iPhone 10 lol
7. asdfa (unregistered)
Yea...right. Unfortunately not. They are slated for WP7!!! ahahaha.
3. cellgeek82 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Dec 2009)
Wow, if only things were this cool. Too bad our country is up to the eyeballs in debt. We couldn't afford all that technology.
14. shrop486 (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Dec 2009)
I'm not disagreeing with you about the massive amount of debt, but was does that have to do with a corporations ability or desire to innovate and design new products?
4. it's all possible now (unregistered)
everything in the first video is possible now. it's just a matter of cost. you would have to be Bill Gates to have it implemented lol.
Gorilla glass. . . the Xoom has it the iPad 2 doesn't lol. . . yet another hardware "spec/innovation" apple left out of it's prized device.
5. g (unregistered)
My Atrix have it.
6. Sniggly (Posts: 6474; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Gorilla glass is awesome. And I hail from the Corning area for my upbringing. The people involved with the company are so proud of the work they do. GO CORNING!
Side note: the formula for Gorilla glass was actually rediscovered; it was originally discovered back in like the sixties, but shelved, I think due to cost. And now look at it!
8. clevername (Posts: 1407; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I believe it was due to cost and the absence of a practical use. They just didn't know what to do with it.
9. networkdood (Posts: 5505; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Gorilla Glass on the Captivate has been fantastic - phone screen always looks so shiny and I do not waste money buying screen protector as my phone screen NEVER gets scratched. Hopefully, no gorillas were harmed in its production :-)
10. Cnachoz (unregistered)
see, this is the type of crap to where if im having an "intimate" moment with someone, everythings going great until my grandma calls me from a HUGE glass screen in front of my bed. Geez Grams! stop c***-blocking!!! but atleast people who make Windex would be GAZILLIONAIRES!!!
11. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)
If the gorilla glass world comes to life...There will be plenty of germs and Windex will profit xD
12. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
watch out Gorilla a Dragontail is behind you a Japanese Asahi glass maker will make Dragontail glass tougher than Gorilla glass on smartphone and tablet soon.
13. cheetah2k (Posts: 737; Member since: 16 Jan 2011)
Gorilla glass is over-rated to be honest. They say its tough, well sure it is, but i'll remain a dis-believer until they can develop a glass that can actually withstand a 0.5m fall.
The gorilla glass in my Samsung Galaxy S was a total fail. Even with a screen protector on the front it couldn't hack landing face down on my timber floors in my house. Cracked the screen from side to side.
Bring on Asahi Glass baby.
15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2864; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Gorilla Glass is possible to scratch. My old DROID X had a scratch on the screen. I put a Invishield over it and the scratch didnt show up after that. I mainly put shields over my phone screen to help prevent smudges and finger prints, less so much on actual scratches. But I think it's very difficult to actually crack it. The iPhone's screen is completely opposite of that.
16. SuzieDsouza (unregistered)
Yes even I saw one video which was demonstrating using nail, but it scratched the screen. So I do not trust the Gorilla Glass.
17. alias (unregistered)
Compare Gorilla Glass to any other glass on the market and you will find it is the most durable. It is not scratch/break proof, but it sure will withstand a lot more than what you are used to.