It may seem like a distant memory at this point, as every day waiting for the Galaxy Nexus to launch feels like a week, but at the end of October we found out that the Galaxy Nexus wouldn’t be using the Corning Gorilla Glass that has been protecting so many of our phones from tragic run ins with keys and whatever other various and sundry items we keep in our pockets or bags.
This caused a minor outbreak of doom and gloom hysteria from some who apparently assumed Samsung had decided to go with Priscilla Glass, which is another little-known product from Corning that scratches in a light breeze. Samsung tried to assuage these concerns at the time, but all they really had to say was that they were using another fortified glass.
Well now that the lucky
bastards folks over in the UK have their hands on the Galaxy Nexus, we can finally see whether the fortified glass that Samsung used can hold a set of keys at bay.
As you can see in the video, it does indeed survive a vicious keying at the hands of its new owner. So the pitch forks and torches can be put away for the time being, and Samsung can be forgiven for going with this mystery glass.
Since Samsung still isn’t fessing up to what they used, can we come up with a name for the Galaxy Nexus’ glass? I’m slightly partial to Megaunbreakableadamantium Glass, but that might be a little too lengthy for print ads.