What is gorilla glass

Much like the first edition print of any comic book hero’s tale, Corning Glass was born of a science experiment gone wrong. In 1952 a scientist at Corning placed a piece of photosensitive glass in a furnace for testing. At some point the furnace skyrocketed from 600 degrees Celsius to 900 degrees. Expecting a ruined sample, the scientist was surprised to find an opaque sheet of material rather than a melted blob of molten mess.

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Is the Gorilla glass back of the Nexus 4 prone to cracking? A number of Nexus 4 users reported problems with the glass back of their devices, ranging from minor nicks to complete shattering.

Corning Gorilla Glass

Let’s face it, Corning Gorilla Glass has pretty much become a household name for most of us techies. While Gorilla Glass first got its start on the original iPhone, it has quickly become quite popular on a wide range of mobile devices. Now Corning has even announced that its Gorilla Glass technology has been featured in over one billion devices worldwide.

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As the gorilla in the industry, it’s hard not to find Corning’s creations in your favorite gadgets. In fact, the damage-resistant Gorilla Glass and its sequel have now been used by 33 major brands in over 750 product models and 750 million devices the world over. So, what’s next for the glass specialist? Corning has spotted a trend, which others have picked up as well, by announcing the launch of Willow Glass, an ultra thin and bendable type of glass, which the company hopes will revolutionize the form of next-generation gadgets. The thinness and flexibility of Corning Willow Glass means…

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We all know gorillas are tough. That’s why they use the term 800-pound gorilla to call someone who’s the biggest and baddest in a certain area. Well, the 800-pound gorilla in glass making is Corning, the maker of the thin sheets of glass that protect the displays of our oh-so-precious devices from nicks and scratches. Corning’s Gorilla Glass is used in hundreds of devices and has become synonymous with durability. Heck, you can even hammer nails with it. Yet, there’s something better – Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2, which is used, amongst others, in Samsung’s record-breaking Galaxy S3. Gorilla 2 is even…

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Samsung was already using Gorilla Glass in their Galaxy S devices to make them more scratch resistant and shatter proof, but they are now signing a partnership with Corning to manufacture the next generation of Gorilla Glass, called Lotus Glass. The Lotus Glass will withstand higher processing temperatures that are needed to manufacture AMOLED displays, so Samsung will benefit not just from being able to brag with a stronger display, but also to more easily and more cheaply manufacturer their panels. The Lotus Glass will also consume less power and will support higher resolutions. In fact, beyond using them in…