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Gorilla Glass 2 to Debut at CES: The Tough Gets Stronger

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Corning has revealed that Gorilla Glass 2 is ready in time for a CES unveiling.

Over the last couple of years, we've seen Gorilla Glass become a staple component in smartphones. Last year, at CES 2011, we got a chance to hit the Corning booth and test the strength of Gorilla Glass versus regular, untreated glass. It was embarrassing but comforting to learn that we were unable to break the Gorilla Glass, and we thought it was a pretty neat interactive demonstration. However, it seems Corning may one-up themselves this year with the debut of Gorilla Glass 2.

Corning yesterday announced that it would be introducing the world to the next generation of Gorilla Glass at CES next Monday and said that the new Gorilla Glass will be aimed at manufacturers looks to make slimmer devices.

"Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries," said James R. Steiner, senior vice president and general manager, Corning Specialty Materials. "Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. Corning's latest innovation in Gorilla Glass technology is very well positioned to meet these challenges and enable broader touch technology penetration."

We'll be at CES 2012 to bring you live coverage, so stay tuned for more on Gorilla Glass 2.

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    skittle , January 9, 2012 2:54 AM
    I just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...
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    Borisblade7 , January 9, 2012 3:28 AM
    skittleI just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...

    Exactly, we need somethin to make the whale tanks from.
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    amdfangirl , January 9, 2012 2:31 AM
    ^ But we will always have the idiot which sues because it didn't survive a nuke claiming that it's unfit.

    Or the idiot who sues because it isn't made of gorillas.

    Or the idiot who says that gorilla glass is animal cruelty.

    Take your pick.
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    Darkk , January 9, 2012 1:36 AM
    Gorilla Glass never meant to be shatterproof as seen in YouTube videos. I wonder just how tougher can they make it for it to be really scratchproof? Somebody will always find a way to prove them wrong.
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    amdfangirl , January 9, 2012 2:31 AM
    ^ But we will always have the idiot which sues because it didn't survive a nuke claiming that it's unfit.

    Or the idiot who sues because it isn't made of gorillas.

    Or the idiot who says that gorilla glass is animal cruelty.

    Take your pick.
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    skittle , January 9, 2012 2:53 AM
    have had a galaxy S with gorilla glass without a screen protector for over a year, not a single scratch on it.
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    skittle , January 9, 2012 2:54 AM
    I just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...
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    AznCracker , January 9, 2012 3:08 AM
    Does the iPhone have this? I have no idea.
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    masterofevil22 , January 9, 2012 3:08 AM
    Galaxy S with Gorilla glass for over a year myself and I beat it like it owed me money and nothing... I Love Gorilla Glass and just picked up a new Samsung Galaxy S II with it. I'm not putting a case or screen protector on it either. With Gorilla Glass, I don't need to.

    Yes, if you take a hammer to it or run it over with a car it might break; but I dropped my original Galaxy S a million times on asphalt and had it thrown into concrete walls by angry (X) girlfriends and of course the sides of the phone took some scratches, but the screen was still impeccable.
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    friikazoid , January 9, 2012 3:21 AM
    Well my Atrix dropped from waist high (trying to pull it out of a pocket) onto my tile kitchen floor a week after I got it and the glass (Gorilla) shattered across the whole screen ... so it can always happen
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    Borisblade7 , January 9, 2012 3:28 AM
    skittleI just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...

    Exactly, we need somethin to make the whale tanks from.
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    masterofevil22 , January 9, 2012 3:30 AM
    This is a pretty hard surface and is more consistent with my experiences with both devices (Iphone and Galaxy S).



    Maybe Samsung does more thorough drop testing..??
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    SteelCity1981 , January 9, 2012 3:51 AM
    is corning the same company that makes gorilla tape?
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    g4114rd0 , January 9, 2012 3:58 AM
    - "there are many reasons why atheists believe Gorilla Glass 2"

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    JOSHSKORN , January 9, 2012 4:11 AM
    Make me a DROID RAZR with this Gorilla Glass 2 and Android 4.0 out of the box and I'll be an Android user in no time.
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    Travis Beane , January 9, 2012 4:24 AM
    skittleI just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...

    How about aluminium oxide? I think sapphires are pretty hard. Synthetic sapphire glass is hard, but brittle. Scratch resistant, but it can still shatter. :)  I've succeeded in scratching gorilla glass, but hey, it's never shattered after numerous drops.
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    amuffin , January 9, 2012 4:54 AM
    Cooler master, please use this for sidepanels.
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    robluft , January 9, 2012 4:56 AM
    skittleI just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...


    Transparent alumina is commercially available...close but not quite transparent aluminum *yet*
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    Mathos , January 9, 2012 5:06 AM
    robluftTransparent alumina is commercially available...close but not quite transparent aluminum *yet*


    Yeah was gonna say, if you read the chemical make up of gorilla glass, it's actually moving towards transparent aluminum. Should be there within 10 years I'm guessing.
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    robluft , January 9, 2012 5:11 AM
    Travis BeaneHow about aluminium oxide? I think sapphires are pretty hard. Synthetic sapphire glass is hard, but brittle. Scratch resistant, but it can still shatter. I've succeeded in scratching gorilla glass, but hey, it's never shattered after numerous drops.


    The brittle aspect is the major kicker as aluminum oxide are ceramics that need to be thicker, special additives that can affect the viewing quality, and/or just too damn expensive for the application. AlO_ may be overkill in this situation (remember this is transparent armor kind of sh!t).
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    iceman1992 , January 9, 2012 5:47 AM
    Wait. Gorrila Glass 2? I think I read something about Corning Lotus Glass. Where did it go? (an honest question)
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    stingstang , January 9, 2012 6:37 AM
    Transparent aluminum wouldn't be aluminum. It would have to be made of something other than metal, otherwise it would be classified as either metalloid, or non-metal.
    SCIENCE!
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    Anonymous , January 9, 2012 9:10 AM
    I wished stupid apple would use it. Every other ipod or iphone I see has a cracked screen.
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