The future of Corning's Gorilla Glass, and more, outlined in an awesome video

The future of Corning's Gorilla Glass, and more, outlined in an awesome video
The makers of your smartphone's tough Gorilla Glass that prevents the screen from breaking, yet allows for easy touchscreen input, have made a promo video, which has gone viral on YouTube. No, it's not the one where a smartphone screen is cut with a kitchen knife, although it is captivating as well.

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: Dec 20, 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: Dec 10, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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: Nov 18, 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: Nov 10, 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: 2271; Member since: Jan 16, 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.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

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