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Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3

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Corning announces Gorilla Glass 3
The major manufacturers update their flagship devices every year, and parts makers are no different. Processors get updated, displays, and even the glass that covers the display. CES looks like the time when Corning is planning to let everyone know each year why you should be excited about the new Gorilla Glass. Last year, Corning unveiled Gorilla Glass 2 at CES, and this year it's time for Gorilla Glass 3.

With Gorilla Glass 2 the plan was to make it thinner, but keep the same strength. This year, the plan with Gorilla Glass 3 is to offer more toughness. Corning is claiming that Gorilla Glass 3 will be three times more scratch resistance, and offer a 40% reduction in the number of visible scratches, and a 50% boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed. 

You may notice that none of those improvements will really help as far as impact resistance, so it won't help much for drops, but at the least you can feel safer when your phone is in your pocket or in a bag with other items. We're hoping CES 2014 will show Gorilla Glass 4 that can actually take a drop by being a flexible display, but we'll have to wait and see on that. 

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source: Engadget

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