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Old October 19th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is the screen made out of Gorilla Glass for the Gnex? I haven't seen this confirmed or is it just assumed that it will ship with GG? I drop my phone.... A lot....

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Is the screen made out of Gorilla Glass for the Gnex? I haven't seen this confirmed or is it just assumed that it will ship with GG? I drop my phone.... A lot....

I dont think so...I've thrown it out there in a few threads. No answers! I watched the event last night, not a peep out of Google or Samsung about Gorilla Glass. However, It was one of the first things mentioned at the Razr event.
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Since I am a new user I cannot post links yet. When I did a "Galaxy Nexus gorilla glass" search on Google, I came across an article that stated it did have gorilla glass. But whether the article is accurate or not, I could not say.
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Since I am a new user I cannot post links yet. When I did a "Galaxy Nexus gorilla glass" search on Google, I came across an article that stated it did have gorilla glass. But whether the article is accurate or not, I could not say.

Google / Samsung would have said something yesterday if it was on board. Plus...If history serves me right, it wasn't on the Nexus S either...

Just like the skimp on not placing the SG2 camera on board, looks like this was another penny pinching move by Samsung.
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Google / Samsung would have said something yesterday if it was on board. Plus...If history serves me right, it wasn't on the Nexus S either...

Just like the skimp on not placing the SG2 camera on board, looks like this was another penny pinching move by Samsung.
you mean penny pinching move by google. Everyone describes the Nexus building process as Google picking the OEM to work with and choosing every component that is put into it. This is why it has no sd card slot. Think about it, why would samsung choose an OMAP over their own processor, or a 5MP camera when they could use the 8MP they are already producing for the SGSII to save costs, or why they would leave out sd card slot when every single one of their other devices has that feature?
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you mean penny pinching move by google. Everyone describes the Nexus building process as Google picking the OEM to work with and choosing every component that is put into it. This is why it has no sd card slot. Think about it, why would samsung choose an OMAP over their own processor, or a 5MP camera when they could use the 8MP they are already producing for the SGSII to save costs, or why they would leave out sd card slot when every single one of their other devices has that feature?

Very interesting points! The Nexus line has always been Google's creation from what I understand.
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But why would Google want lower specs? It doesn't make sense to me.
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Well, from what I remember Nexus One had Gorilla glass (flat screen), Nexus S does not have Gorilla Grass (Curved screen)..

Is there a possibility that gorilla glass has issues (or wildly more expensive) if it is manufactured with a curve?
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you mean penny pinching move by google. Everyone describes the Nexus building process as Google picking the OEM to work with and choosing every component that is put into it. This is why it has no sd card slot. Think about it, why would samsung choose an OMAP over their own processor, or a 5MP camera when they could use the 8MP they are already producing for the SGSII to save costs, or why they would leave out sd card slot when every single one of their other devices has that feature?

Good points indeed ...

However, in the Big Picture of things...I think the SD card slot may be a missing feature on alot of devices moving toward.

Think about it...Microsoft pretty much didnt want it on they're new devices.

And now Android is pushing the cloud feature as well...

As for the Glass...I don't think I'd buy a phone these days without Gorilla Glass..
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But why would Google want lower specs? It doesn't make sense to me.
Google chooses the specs, which mean google is probably footing the bill. Lower specs = lower cost. Think of it like this. If you built a house and you contracted it out, the contracter (Samsung) will build the house however you want, but if you (Google) want some uber rare limited stone tiles from italy through the house with solar panels lining the roof and an elevator, you are going to pay for it. lol
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Gorilla Glass = yes.


Rob spoke to the Samsung representative at the Hong Kong event, who said it was definitely Gorilla Glass.
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Gorilla Glass = yes.


Rob spoke to the Samsung representative at the Hong Kong event, who said it was definitely Gorilla Glass.
Score!! Thank you Google.
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Gorilla Glass = yes.


Rob spoke to the Samsung representative at the Hong Kong event, who said it was definitely Gorilla Glass.

Steveeeeeee....lol!

Seriously...that would be good news indeed!

On a serious note...theres a disclaimer on the Corning Gorilla Glass website that says your device may or may not have it on board...
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http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/products-with-gorilla/samsung

Interesting ...Nexus S on there?
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Steveeeeeee....lol!

Seriously...that would be good news indeed!

On a serious note...theres a disclaimer on the Corning Gorilla Glass website that says your device may or may not have it on board...
Rob was right there talking to the Samsung guy while Early and I were chatting to Rob via skype. He asked the guy twice! The guy said yes.
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Rob was right there talking to the Samsung guy while Early and I were chatting to Rob via skype. He asked the guy twice! The guy said yes.

Thats Good news brother...

I said it once, I'll say it 10 more times...Giant Thumbs up to Rob Jackson for taking the treck out there to Hong Kong and bring us all in on the action!
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Thanks for all the responses...

Gorilla Glass is a huge plus! Thanks Steven
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Nokia N9 has gorilla glass and its curvy too so it is not out of the question that the nexus has it.
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I'm somewhat immersed in deciding what phone to get so all over the net reading various sites and someone who actually tested the phone's screen tweeted:

"I can confirm that it DOES NOT have Gorilla Glass".

I'll try to find the source for an updated response.

And yeah it puts me off a bit because that screen is huge and I am clumsy.
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http://www.corninggorillaglass.com/products-with-gorilla/samsung

Interesting ...Nexus S on there?
lol trust me the nexus s has not gorilla glass.. just swipe your finger on the screen while there is lil sand grain and voila you got a micro scrath that sucks.. galaxy nexus need gorilla!!
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I'm somewhat immersed in deciding what phone to get so all over the net reading various sites and someone who actually tested the phone's screen tweeted:

"I can confirm that it DOES NOT have Gorilla Glass".

I'll try to find the source for an updated response.

And yeah it puts me off a bit because that screen is huge and I am clumsy.
Can't find it now but the article IMPLIED they had tested it, or at least I inferred it from their wording. Since I can't find it, forget about it for now I'd rather go with Samsung's claims than a Tweet!
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I'm somewhat immersed in deciding what phone to get so all over the net reading various sites and someone who actually tested the phone's screen tweeted:

"I can confirm that it DOES NOT have Gorilla Glass".

I'll try to find the source for an updated response.

And yeah it puts me off a bit because that screen is huge and I am clumsy.

Simple as this....No Gorilla Glass, no buy!

No SD I've comes to term with in the last few days, and would just adapt to using the cloud!

But no Gorilla glass on such a high end phone with that big a screen is just a no go for me. I don't use screen protectors, and im not about to start.

That right there would send me right over to the Razr....case closed!


Just to add...
I just checked the Gorilla Glass web site! No dice on listing it on there with the rest of Samsungs devices that offer it!

FYI...Razr listed on there already!

Jeeeeez...Google really penny pinched
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lol trust me the nexus s has not gorilla glass.. just swipe your finger on the screen while there is lil sand grain and voila you got a micro scrath that sucks.. galaxy nexus need gorilla!!

They took it off, was on there a few days ago! Lol...I sense BS getting thrown our way!
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But no Gorilla glass on such a high end phone with that big a screen is just a no go for me. I don't use screen protectors, and im not about to start.
I couldn't have said it better. I refuse to put screen protector films on the screen.

Gorilla Glass is kinda like SAMOLED to me. Once you've had it, you feel like you NEED it.
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Don't take that list on the Corning ( gorilla glass ) website as being completely correct. For example, the Samsung Droid Charge has GG & nowhere is it listed on the site. So I would take that list w/ a grain of salt. Surely, Samsung wouldn't cut corners on this phone.
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This puppy better have gorilla glass!
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I believe most high android smart-phones come with Gorilla glass these days. I can't think of any without it. Maybe Google/Samsung didn't mention it because it's like stating something so obvious. If not Corning Gorilla glass on Nexus, I'm sure it's some kind of other glass of similar quality.
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Don't take that list on the Corning ( gorilla glass ) website as being completely correct. For example, the Samsung Droid Charge has GG & nowhere is it listed on the site. So I would take that list w/ a grain of salt. Surely, Samsung wouldn't cut corners on this phone.

Hmm, I don't know man! I hear what your saying...But the Razr is front and center on there, and they both got announced at the same time....don't ya think Samsung or even Google would want it up there right now as well?
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Hmm, I don't know man! I hear what your saying...But the Razr is front and center on there, and they both got announced at the same time....don't ya think Samsung or even Google would want it up there right now as well?
If I recall correctly, Samsung didn't tout Gorilla glass on both SGS1 and SGS2 when they launched though it turned out to be having it later. Apparently samsung doesn't seem to think Gorilla glass is something to pitch on advertising.
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Google / Samsung would have said something yesterday if it was on board. Plus...If history serves me right, it wasn't on the Nexus S either...

Just like the skimp on not placing the SG2 camera on board, looks like this was another penny pinching move by Samsung.
I thought i read somewhere that corning didn't make curved screens so maybe that is why and not a "penny pinching" move as you say.
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Simple as this....No Gorilla Glass, no buy!

No SD I've comes to term with in the last few days, and would just adapt to using the cloud!

But no Gorilla glass on such a high end phone with that big a screen is just a no go for me. I don't use screen protectors, and im not about to start.

That right there would send me right over to the Razr....case closed!


Just to add...
I just checked the Gorilla Glass web site! No dice on listing it on there with the rest of Samsungs devices that offer it!

FYI...Razr listed on there already!

Jeeeeez...Google really penny pinched
you make such a big deal out of gorilla glass. It is glass and can scratch and break like everything else. I am sure google and samsung made the screen with some kind of strong glass. If it that big of a deal for you then you can preorder the razr this week and not have to worry about having a nexus=)
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you make such a big deal out of gorilla glass. It is glass and can scratch and break like everything else. I am sure google and samsung made the screen with some kind of strong glass. If it that big of a deal for you then you can preorder the razr this week and not have to worry about having a nexus=)
I think people think gorilla glass is bullet proof. It can still scratch or break & should't be a deciding factor of whether or not you get a particular device. It's like the most unimportant aspect when deciding on a device. So let's not overthink it here people.
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I think people think gorilla glass is bullet proof. It can still scratch or break & should't be a deciding factor of whether or not you get a particular device. It's like the most unimportant aspect when deciding on a device. So let's not overthink it here people.
I agree to me there are more important things than whether it has gorilla glass or not. That isnt going to stop the phone from getting scratched or break.
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For those doubting Gorilla Glass really makes a difference maybe you need to google SlashGear + Galaxy S2 drop test and SlashGear + Gorilla Glass Demo. It's definitely a smart choice to get it. Does it scratch? Possible, but it looks to be a lot more durable than just any other glass. Also, for those doubting that the GN has GG because it's a curved glass (even though it was confirmed in this thread ^ look up) then the above mentioned sites also have video and pictures displaying CURVED GG. Jeez I should be a GG spokesperson.
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For those doubting Gorilla Glass really makes a difference maybe you need to google SlashGear + Galaxy S2 drop test and SlashGear + Gorilla Glass Demo. It's definitely a smart choice to get it. Does it scratch? Possible, but it looks to be a lot more durable than just any other glass. Also, for those doubting that the GN has GG because it's a curved glass (even though it was confirmed in this thread ^ look up) then the above mentioned sites also have video and pictures displaying CURVED GG. Jeez I should be a GG spokesperson.

See what you just said, that's 100% my point! In this day and age, why not? Why wouldn't I want it on my phone? Those who feel the need to say it doesn't matter really don't get it....And to those who don't care...God bless ya, enjoy your scratches!

Point blank...No glass is full scratch proof! However, a little extra protection goes a long way...
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I agree to me there are more important things than whether it has gorilla glass or not.
Gorilla Glass is just as important as the other things to many of us.


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That isnt going to stop the phone from getting scratched or break.
Maybe not stop it, but significantly reduce the chances of it. My Droid X hasn't a single scratch on it in the past 15 months I've had it. And it is the original model from release day.

My brother took keys to his screen on many occasions to show off the Gorilla Glass; not a single scratch on the screen.


Can Gorilla Glass be scratched? Yes.

Very easily? Hell no!
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you make such a big deal out of gorilla glass. It is glass and can scratch and break like everything else. I am sure google and samsung made the screen with some kind of strong glass. If it that big of a deal for you then you can preorder the razr this week and not have to worry about having a nexus=)

You have alot to say about everything pal! How about you worry about what phone your going to get, and not me : )
You sound like an isheep that'll take what ever Samsung/Google throw at you! If your so sold, well then cool, good for you! You seem to know the prices already, the specs that nobody seems to know and everything else that goes along with being a know it all! Be cool Red, always better to be cool, then not cool ; )
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Gorilla Glass is just as important as the other things to many of us.



Maybe not stop it, but significantly reduce the chances of it. My Droid X hasn't a single scratch on it in the past 15 months I've had it. And it is the original model from release day.

My brother took keys to his screen on many occasions to show off the Gorilla Glass; not a single scratch on the screen.


Can Gorilla Glass be scratched? Yes.

Very easily? Hell no!

Some people just don't get it man! They don't get that Gorilla Glass was invented for a reason, to reduce the risk of getting scratches...not make the phone bullet proof!

I agree with your post 100%...
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For those doubting Gorilla Glass, and saying it scratches just as easily, please share whatever you're smoking. I have a 1.5yo Captivate with Gorilla Glass, no screen protector, and the screen is like new. I've had Palm Pre's, crapflips, and multitude other phones without GG, and there is undoubtedly a difference.

Don;t even take my word - use the searches mentioned above, and use google, and you'll see that GG is WAY better.

Seriously - how can anyone say a tempered glass like GG is the same as regular? That's just ridiculous...
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I've owned 3 gorilla glass screened phones (evo, evo shift, evo 3d), and wound up with small infinite scratches on all 3 devices. And I was careful. No keys or change in the same pocket, never put the screen face down...

I've owned the nexus s for a little over a month now, and haven't received a single scratch. Gorilla glass is not a factor for me at this point...
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Everyone needs to just relax. Buy the phone you want, GG or not and be done with it.

You guys are arguing over something that has neither been confirmed nor denied; let's just wait until the full specs are out and make your choice at that point.
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For those doubting Gorilla Glass, and saying it scratches just as easily, please share whatever you're smoking. I have a 1.5yo Captivate with Gorilla Glass, no screen protector, and the screen is like new. I've had Palm Pre's, crapflips, and multitude other phones without GG, and there is undoubtedly a difference.

Don;t even take my word - use the searches mentioned above, and use google, and you'll see that GG is WAY better.

Seriously - how can anyone say a tempered glass like GG is the same as regular? That's just ridiculous...

This is the world we live in unfortunately! Full of people who just don't get it...

Extra protection can't hurt, only help!
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Sean76, I'm not going to side specifically either way, but I have seen you on several threads say "If it doesn't have (insert feature here), I'm not buying it". Can you really blame the people who didn't see you post that you where buying both phones in a post or 2 to come of on you like that?
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Sean76, I'm not going to side specifically either way, but I have seen you on several threads say "If it doesn't have (insert feature here), I'm not buying it". Can you really blame the people who didn't see you post that you where buying both phones in a post or 2 to come of on you like that?

Specifically ...I said,,,, I will buy em both when they drop! That was before the whole GNex does not have Gorilla Glass nonsense started! Already stated that I would give the cloud a try if the SD card missing was the only real con.

If it does not have Gorilla Glass, I will most likely not buy it...simple as that!

Now to move forward...how bout we just get along and not worry about what Sean gets, or what Red gets...or what he said, she said! I got zero issues with anybody on here, no reason too!

I switch phones so often because I can! If I couldn't, I wouldn't, and If that was the case I'd really make a solid decision on what I was going to be using for about the next 2 years...not the case, so I really don't read to much into it.
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Ok guys... time to take a quick step back. Seems like things are starting to get heated. And it's October so heat needs to take a back seat to cooler temps!
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Have you guys seen iphone4s vs GS2 drop test video? iPhone's front gorilla glass shattered badly! Though gorilla glass is very resistant to scratch it doesn't guarantee no shattering when dropped with face down.

But I'm sure Gnex got GG or similar glass of same quality. Samsung never used something like cheap glass on screen of top end phone.
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I personally hope it doesn't have Gorilla Glass. I want...

DRAGONTRAIL!



I also want to add, (without stirring the pot) I just seem to remember earlier when someone said (before Gnex release) they haven't announced it will have HDMI out. And the retort was something like "That's because it's pretty much standard by now" or something akin to Phone X had it, Phone Y had it, Why wouldn't the Gnex have it?

Basically until you see it, we'll never know. And similar to Gnex not having HDMI, I think MHL is also the future. So perhaps we don't want Gorilla Glass, and/or won't mind not having it?
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Ok guys... time to take a quick step back. Seems like things are starting to get heated. And it's October so heat needs to take a back seat to cooler temps!

Agreed, all about bein cool.... And ya Gotta luv the cool Fall weather in NYC"
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