Thursday, October 27, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus confirmed to have 'fortified glass,' not Gorilla Glass


Gorilla Glass has become a standard for durable Android devices. The glass is  insanely hard to crack and nearly impossible to scratch. While Samsung never mentioned anything about the Galaxy Nexus featuring this reinforced glass, we were hoping that it would.

Sadly, Corning just tweeted that this device will not be among the lucky ones that have Gorilla Glass. We know this could definitely be a turn-off for many of you. We’ve grown to love Corning’s awesome work; it’s saved our devices from many drops.


This doesn’t mean the end of the world, though, as the phone is still probably the best around. This only means we might have to be more careful when handling it, since the screen might be more fragile.

Rough users might want to consider cases and screen covers. Maybe shelling out some bucks for insurance might be your best bet. Perhaps simple consciousness and cautiousness will do.

After reaching out to Samsung about this issue, they were not able to say much. They basically mentioned that instead of choosing Corning Gorilla Glass, they had chosen to use another type of fortified glass.

Not exactly as extensive of an answer, as we expected. It can be a little disappointing that these details wouldn’t be specified, even after being officially announced. The curved screen definitely helps protect the screen against scratches, though. We can expect this “fortified glass” to be resistant enough for many users’ standards. We will have to wait and see.