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  1. FAQ

    FAQ Member

    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....:cool:

  2. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. BenjaminH

    BenjaminH Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. tbrindisi

    tbrindisi Well-Known Member

    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?
  6. Vihzel

    Vihzel Destroying Balls Everyday VIP Member

    Very interesting points! The Nexus line has always been Google's creation from what I understand.
  7. rexdog1888

    rexdog1888 Well-Known Member

    But why would Google want lower specs? It doesn't make sense to me.
  8. BitGambit

    BitGambit Member

    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?
  9. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    Great Question?
  10. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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..
  11. tbrindisi

    tbrindisi Well-Known Member

    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
  12. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Gorilla Glass = yes.

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

    tbrindisi Well-Known Member

    Score!! Thank you Google.
  14. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    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...
  15. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member


    Interesting ...Nexus S on there?
  16. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    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.
    RX-78-2, Flyguy94 and Theshape like this.
  17. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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!
  18. FAQ

    FAQ Member

    Thanks for all the responses...

    Gorilla Glass is a huge plus! Thanks Steven
  19. pukemon

    pukemon New Member

    Nokia N9 has gorilla glass and its curvy too so it is not out of the question that the nexus has it.
  20. Intruder313

    Intruder313 Member

    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.
  21. frankkduf2

    frankkduf2 Well-Known Member

    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!!
  22. Intruder313

    Intruder313 Member

    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!
  23. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    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
  24. sean76

    sean76 Well-Known Member

    They took it off, was on there a few days ago! Lol...I sense BS getting thrown our way!
  25. Android26

    Android26 Well-Known Member

    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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