We’ve become accustomed to the Samsung-Corning combo when it comes to Galaxy device displays but it looks like the latest Google phone will not feature Corning’s scratch and crack resistant glass.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass has become famous for its crack resistance, especially those who are prone to dropping their devices face-first. Although there was no official mention of the hardy glass on the Galaxy Nexus, we couldn’t help but assume that Samsung wouldn’t fix something that ain’t broke.
Galaxy S II vs. iPhone 4S drop test–Ouch!
Well it looks like Samsung did fix something that wasn’t broken; according to a tweet by Corning the Galaxy Nexus will not be using Gorilla Glass and in addition, they deferred further comments towards Samsung:
Nevertheless, I wouldn’t be to concerned about the durability of the Galaxy Nexus. Although Gorilla Glass will be missing from the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung has apparently replaced the face of the phone with an unidentified but similarly fortified type of glass. Let’s just hope that it holds up better than the iPhone in the drop tests.
Via Android and Me