Samsung Galaxy Nexus uses some type of "fortified glass", after all

Samsung Galaxy Nexus uses some type of "fortified glass", after all
After Corning, the makers of the reinforced Gorilla Glass found in many smartphones and tablets, tweeted that the Galaxy Nexus is not using their product in its screen package, Samsung replied that the first Android ICS handset utilizes another kind of "fortified glass". 

The company didn't specify which type, but there are alternatives out there to Corning's creation, which are not as public and advertised, but perform just as well.

Asahi's Dragontrail glass, for example, touts similar features, like being able to withstand 60 kilos on just 1mm thickness without shattering into pieces. See the presentation below:



We don't know exactly what kind of "fortified glass" Samsung is using for the Galaxy Nexus, but are fairly certain it won't break in tiny pieces with normal usage, and should survive the occasional drop on the carpet, otherwise it wouldn't have passed the QA tests each new product undegoes.

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55 Comments

52. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

btw you guys are butter fingers.... i have had the droid X for almost 9 months.. dropped once... took good care of it..... todays phone are almost computers... take ownership and take control.......

41. scvzw2

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 20, 2010

Well as long as I can insure the device unlike the iPhone at one point I'm good! lol

36. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

another copycat move by Samsung... Apple did this and was crucified for not wanting to pay GG, but ohh suprise.. Samsung is doing the same thing.. kudos....

37. creektrails

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Maybe so, but I-shatter never went to anything but cheap window glass. See shatter tests. Look at my daughters I-shatter 4 and my sons I-shatter pod. I am still rocking the ancient samsung omnia II. treat it like crap and no breakage in 2.5 years. Looking forward to the fortified.

42. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

You're an idiot. Samsung and Corning have a joint venture for the glass. Gorilla glass is just a marketing name for one of their products. So no, Samsung isn't copying Apple, they just aren't using that specific line of glass.

46. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

By the way iTard, iPhones don't use any type of protective glass. If you don't believe me then go ahead and drop your phone and see what happens. Here is a nice drop test comparison of the iPhone 4S vs the Galaxy S2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elKxgsrJFhw

50. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

You do realize that the iPhone 4S started using GGlass right? Samsung has been using GGlass on multiple devices over the past couple years and so has Motorola. Of course, you are a sheep who thinks if the iphone has it, nobody else can. Even if they used it BEFORE apple did. You really need to do some research before you say a bunch of crap.

51. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow guys please one answer... some say it didnt some say it did.... those test prove anything.. I can show you a you tube video of the Galaxy SII lagging out of the box that you wont believe.. so please.... each one of you.. shut the f up.. i dont care what you guys think ... I just wanted to make a point how you guys have double standard...

34. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

just make sure apple doesn't get it in their device APPLE, don't like STEALING other people's ideas... RIGHT?? >.> samsung & sony GO GO GO!!!

29. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That is it. Consumers want to play safe.

28. creektrails

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

The only reason it would hurt sales is if some undecideds go with the Razr due to the Gglass, kevlar stainless deal. I for one considered that. I abuse the heck out of my phone. So this fortified stuff sounds good but why be evasive? Just let us know what were gonna get.

32. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

That is exactly what I was gonna say. Why the secret? The Nexus is going to be mass released in a very short time. If the story was a big enough concern to Samsung that they needed to react to it, give us the inside skinny!! Show how tough this protective glass is. I am a huge supporter of the added protection of gorilla glass. Please feel free to prove to me all is well. This bad boy is right at the top of the list of Verizon phones in my world. Like to be assured it is on the same level of the build of other top tier phones.

26. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Not too bad. unfortunately I wont purchase the Nexus. Good phone, but not for me. I rather my GS2 for a while.

21. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Most of the foolish consumers are not as wise as you are and they may think that other kinds of glass would give less protection than the gorilla glass.

20. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Most of the foolish consumers are not as wise as you are and they may think that other kinds of glass would give lien less protection than the gorilla glass.

19. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Most of the foolish consumers are not as wise as you are and they may think that other lines of glass would give lien less protection than the gorilla glass.

18. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Most of the foolish consumers are not as wise as you are and they may think that other lines of glass would give lien less protection than the gorilla glass.

15. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Hope we See a drop test to check the quality of the glass, maybe it's dragon scale and we can live happy

38. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

meant tail

12. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

I'd rather have a fingerprint, smudges proof glass than a hard, sturdy and durable glass. I always take good care of my phone. Never dropped it. But if it is both then its great.

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Well I just buy an anti fingertipnt screen protector, always looks clean and feels smooth. And its drool proof for those times you forget to put the device on your desk when you go to bed

11. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Hey bob even he you do not worry consumers will and nexus would lord points when compared to other premium smartphones here.

10. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Surely. We are not talking about dropping the phone on a carpet actually and that too occasionally. We want know that if it is rigid enough or is as fragile as the apple made girl phone.

35. mukrenol

Posts: 92; Member since: Sep 03, 2011

i think the carpet drop is the weakest of the demos... but then again... the location...there's only carpets

8. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

Ocasional drop on the carpet? Lool,

7. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

What do you want to see in sony smartphones?

53. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Those so called fortified glasses. . .

6. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Hope to see this in 2012 Sony Smartphones.

5. bigboss

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That is a valid point ROARY. It is really unknown that how many people would buy the phone unless they are convinced that it is strong enough. Samsung made a mistake here.

13. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1257; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Really? You really think sales are going to be hurt because it may not be gorilla glass? Whoever would pass up on this phone simply because it doesn't have gorilla glass is a (insert derogatory name here). Plus I've cracked the glass of both my phones that have gorilla glass. Gorilla glass isn't THAT great.

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