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

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.

  • Darkk
    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
    ^ 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
    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
    I just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...
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  • AznCracker
    Does the iPhone have this? I have no idea.
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  • masterofevil22
    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
    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
    skittleI just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...Exactly, we need somethin to make the whale tanks from.
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  • masterofevil22
    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
    is corning the same company that makes gorilla tape?
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