August 22, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
On today’s XDA Developer TV, Mad Scientist Erica presents a short documentary video on Gorilla Glass, and scratch resistant glass in general. With some sample scratch resistant glass products from Spigen, Erica shows us the strengths and weaknesses of this product.
In this video, Erica talks what scratch resistant glass is, how it is made, and the science behind it. She also talks about some common misconceptions of scratch resistant glass. Finally, Erica engages in some real world scratch and drop tests. So check out this video and learn some important information about scratch resistant glass.
Gorilla Glass is tough, but it´s far from perfect, and Corning has been working to make the product’s glass even better. We don´t have many details so far, but a Corning spokesperson mentioned that the company’s positioned to meet the challenge of accommodating phones and tablets with more functionality from thinner designs.
According to the company´s spokesman
“An 8 inch advanced multi-touch LCD display prototype featuring Corning Gorilla Glass 2 as a durable, touch-sensitive, and elegant cover glass will be soon seen on our mobiles”
The glass is about 20 percent stronger than its predecessor.
Don´t know about your experience with Gorilla Glass but I have seen many scratches on their “scratch free” glass, hoping the next generation really improve it´s strength and durability.
Let´s see if 2012 is the year when the company decides to launch it…What do you think?