Gorilla Glass

Corning promises sapphire-like scratch resistance in new product

Corning promises sapphire-like scratch resistance in new product

While it's not like Corning hasn't promised extra-tough glass for devices in the past, this year might be different. In Corning's quarterly call with investors this week, Corning suggested that they had more than one product up their sleeve for the coming year. One of these products will be (and already is) Gorilla Glass 4 - the next in line for improved scratch-resistance, 3D shaping, and "several other surface capabilities." The other works with "sapphire-like scratch resistance" - a feat not easily accomplished without actually working with sapphire in the mix.

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Galaxy Alpha first to use Gorilla Glass 4, Galaxy Note 4 follows

Galaxy Alpha first to use Gorilla Glass 4, Galaxy Note 4 follows

With the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus missing the expected sapphire glass display, the world goes back to normal and eyes turn once again to industry leader Corning. Long detractors of the whole sapphire glass hype, Corning has been pushing its latest iteration of its own damage resistant glass, Gorilla Glass 4. The company has just revealed who its very first customer was: Samsung. The Korean manufacturer bestowed this thin but strong glass first on the metal clad Galaxy Alpha, followed later on by the Galaxy Note 4.

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Gorilla Glass 4 will bring in better drop protection

Gorilla Glass 4 will bring in better drop protection

Your smartphone screen has come a long way since the feature phone days. Nearly scratch-proof, and highly resistant to shattering, it doesn’t seem as though it could get much better at times. Corning, makers of Gorilla Glass (I can almost guarantee that’s what your smartphone has covering its pixels), don’t rely on ‘good enough’. The company today announces Gorilla Glass 4, the lineal successor in their product line, and almost assuredly the covering you’ll find on your next flagship phone purchase.

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Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Is Moto G better than Moto X (2014)?

Last year we had a bit of a chat surrounding our reviews of Moto X and Moto G, and several readers suggested something outrageous. They suggested that the Moto G (2013) might be a better value than the Moto X (2013). This year, the differences between the two devices are more radical than they were last year. Could Motorola have made a mistake, creating too large a value gap between their two hero phones?

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iPhone 6 display tortured again, proves better than iPhone 5S

iPhone 6 display tortured again, proves better than iPhone 5S

Be honest — are you really going to take sandpaper to your smartphone? Unlikely, but that’s what YouTuber Marques Brownlee did with his alleged iPhone 6 display unit. Previously running it through a lot of twists and turns, this gauntlet involves knives and sandpaper.

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iPhone 6 sapphire display crystal display: unbending, unbreakable

iPhone 6 sapphire display crystal display: unbending, unbreakable

In this latest iPhone 6 leak, we divert our attention ever so slightly away from the rather contentious subject of screen sizes and return once more to the once hot topic of sapphire crystal displays. Now, courtesy of vlogger Marques Brownlee, more popularly known as MKBHD, we are getting a closer look at what is supposed to be the sapphire crystal display panel for the 4.7-inch iPhone 6.

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Corning exec belittles sapphire crystal displays

Corning exec belittles sapphire crystal displays

Facing possible substantial competition in the market, a Corning Glass executive took an opportunity to share a few uninspiring facts about sapphire crystals. This material is rumored to be employed in Apple's upcoming iPhone, which could turn the tides of the market against Corning's core business.

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3D Gorilla Glass to arrive this year, brings protection for the uniquely shaped

3D Gorilla Glass to arrive this year, brings protection for the uniquely shaped

As curved cell phones and wearables enter the market and companies develop technologies for rounded displays and such, Gorilla Glass, the protector of all things fragile and glass, has had to adjust its manufacturing process to accommodate these changes. Today the company behind it, Corning, announced the manufacturing readiness of its 3D-shaped Gorilla Glass technology.

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Nexus 5 details round-up: here on Halloween Eve

Nexus 5 details round-up: here on Halloween Eve

With the Nexus 5 / KitKat release nearly upon it, it's become time again to take a look at what we'll likely be seeing from Google as early as tomorrow. With Google's team-up with Nestle for the release of the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system upgrade - alongside several tips from independent sources - it only makes sense for Google to make a show of their release of "treats" tomorrow. The question then is - will anyone be invited, or will it be an online event only?

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Corning hands Samsung $1.9B in stock, takes over joint venture

Corning hands Samsung $1.9B in stock, takes over joint venture

One ways the mobile device and LCD manufacturers can save money is by aggressively controlling the cost of the materials used in the construction of their products. One very common product used in the construction of all sorts of displays in mobile devices is Gorilla Glass from Corning. A deal has reportedly taken place between one of Samsung's divisions and Corning that sees Samsung gain 7.4% of Corning.

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ASUS Zenbook UX301 and UX302 announced, featuring scratch-proof lids

ASUS Zenbook UX301 and UX302 announced, featuring scratch-proof lids

Going for a toughness both inside and outside, ASUS has unveiled two new ultrabook flagships from its Zenbook line, the Zenbook UX301 and the Zenbook UX302. Both devices sport lids layered with Gorilla Glass 3 that not only gives it a high-gloss look but also protects it from the wear and tear of everyday use.

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus hits USA with SideSync this month

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus hits USA with SideSync this month

Perhaps you've heard of the Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus before - it was originally announced in a flurry of device drops back in June at an event that also unveiled desktop machines like the Samsung ATIV One 5 Style. This next-generation ATIV notebook is now being ushered in for its USA-based release this morning alongside full compatibility with Samsung's newest ecosystem-tying software SideSync under a display so bright and sharp that you may very well want to replace your old machines entirely.

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