Gorilla Glass

Corning to come out with sapphire-like scratch resistant glass

When Apple was poised to skip Corning’s famed Gorilla Glass scratch resistant technology for sapphire glass for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, there must have been quite a bit of panic in that camp. It was a good thing then, that the promise of sapphire glass was in vain, and Corning still has its market share. But it may just have learned a lesson from that scare – because now the company is promising sapphire-like levels of scratch resistance with its upcoming product.

Gorilla Glass 4 now has better drop resistance and protection

How many seconds off of your life has dropping your smartphone on the pavement caused you? Someone should do a study about that, as this is probably one of the causes of cellphone anxiety. Corning, the makers of the Gorilla Glass which most likely is the one your smartphone uses to cover its pixels, has just announced the arrival of Gorilla Glass 4. The newer version of their screen will apparently now have better drop protection and will help your heart not to race so much when you hear the thud of a dropped phone.

Moto X leak tips a wrap-around “Magic Glass” design

The Moto X launch event is almost here, however it looks like the rumors and leaks are going to continue right up until that time. Looking at a few of the leaks and there has been talk of the handset arriving with something called "Moto Magic Glass." This is described as being a single sheet of Gorilla Glass that wraps around the front edges of the device.

The HTC One X is tough as nails

...or tougher, in fact. We've seen this trick performed before, but it's nice to see that one of the most high-profile phones in the android world can take a lickin' and keep on tickin'. We don't know why this angry Russian man is hammering nails into a two-by-four with his shiny new HTC One X. We don't really care, either. We just like to see good old-fashioned engineering start to make phones than can double as small home repair tools.

Gorilla Glass 2 confirmed on the Galaxy S III

Today the folks from Corning have confirmed their new and improved Gorilla Glass 2 was used on the popular Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. This new generation of strengthened, hardened glass was revealed at CES and we were told it would make its way onto devices later this year. Whether the Galaxy S III is the first device to feature it is unknown, but at least we know the phones screen should be one of the most durable of any smartphone available.

HTC One X Drop Test Thrills

What happens when you drop one of the hottest new phones on the market? You get what we have all experienced at some time or another, that feeling of dread that your pretty new toy has a scratch or worse, a broken screen. Face it, no matter how hard you try to baby your phone it is going to happen, so maybe this will give you some incentive to be even more cautious with your treasure.
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