Well, according to the official twitter page of Corning the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus does not rock the popular and highly effective Gorilla Glass used on almost all high end Android smartphones as of late. If you are wondering what Gorilla Glass check out this post. Apparently Samsung decided to not go with Corning for the glass on the Nexus, instead chose another route. Many past Samsung devices have shipped with Corning's Gorilla Glass.
If you are wondering what Gorilla Glass is all about then once again you should hit this link. The extremely strong scratch and shatter resistant glass is what keeps all of our lovely Android smartphones safe from keys and buttons on pants and everything else during daily usage. I haven't used a screen protector in over a year because of Corning's Gorilla Glass being on most smartphones I've purchased.
The tweet above confirms that Samsung chose to take another route and now this news has been made public by Corning and a few other sources, Samsung has posted a small update on Facebook. Samsung Janel updated with very little details and basically said Samsung chose to use another type of strong fortified glass on the Galaxy Nexus, and that was all she had to say. Hopefully we'll get some sort of confirmation before a launch date because I'd love to know what we are working with here.
Galaxy Nexus hands-on