Jan 06 AT 2:58 PM Edgar Cervantes 18 Comments

Corning to bring Gorilla Glass 2 to CES, ready for thinner devices and larger displays


There are many fortified display options out there, but when it comes to Android devices Corning Gorilla Glass is definitely the most popular. Whether this glass is better, or it is just brand loyalty, there is no doubt that the addition of Gorilla Glass makes users feel much more confident. Next year looks to be another successful year for out little green robot, and Corning has just announced that it will be bringing the second generation of Gorilla Glass to CES.

We know that Corning was working with Lotus Glass last year. Lotus Glass would bring better performance to high resolution devices, managing intense temperature changes more efficiently. Thinner smartphones are starting to gain more popularity, though, and that is what Gorilla Glass 2 is all about.

Corning Gorilla Glass has been a tremendous success for Corning, enjoying excellent market acceptance across mobile device industries. Handset and tablet device manufacturers are clearly driving toward higher functionality from thinner designs. As we did last year, we’ll provide consumers and customers visiting the Corning booth the opportunity to test first-hand the outstanding damage resistance and flexibility of this industry-leading, ultra-thin, and tough specialty glass.James R. SteinerSenior Vice President and General Manager of Corning Specialty Materials

Many of us are not willing to give up “ruggedness” for thinnes, though. Corning is still boasting the resistance of its glass, so be sure that your devices will still be very well protected against sratches, drops and any type of physical damage. The press release mentions that we will be able to test it first-hand at CES, so be sure that we will be there, trying to beat up that glass as hard as we can.

Corning is also exploring the benefits of Gorilla Glass in larger displays. This glass may be featured in car panels, larger displays, home appliances, etc. There will be some demonstrations at the CES booth, so be sure to keep your eyes open for that, as well. They will be displaying an 82-inch display, touch-enabled automobile interior (sounds exciting!), and a centerpiece video wall, all protected by Gorilla Glass.

Stay tuned for more coverage about Gorilla Glass 2, as well as other products from CES. Do you prefer Corning Gorilla Glass over other fortified glasses? Check out Corning’s new videos, as well as the press release, for more details.

Via: Droid-Life

Source: Corning

Hello, I am Edgar Cervantes. I am an avid Android fan, and keeping myself updated on the topic is part of my daily life. I will always work hard to give the best of me to our community of Android enthusiasts, and I am very honored to be part of this ship. Hopefully we can all enjoy sharing our knowledge and opinions!

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  • NegativeOne13

    Gorilla Glass 2 + Mirasol display…. profit?

    • stenzor

      Once mirasol is a little bit better in the color department!


    Ahhhhh man. So wish i was going to ces.. Let’s see if i left florida right now driving, i just might make……… To be continued via mobile

    El o el..

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    Does anybody have any idea of how Gorilla Glass, Gorilla Glass 2, and DragonTrail glass compares? I know everybody says theirs is best but I have yet to really see anything that really shows how they compare.

    • AsakuraZero

      well you need those classic youtube videos where people torture a piece of glass in a phone or any surface just to see how good it is.

      and the more pocket resistant the screen the better for me, applying screen protectors are a pain

      • OutofPlace

        For me, applying screen protectors is a no-go. I got tired of the friction caused by them when you are swiping or moving your finger around a lot on the screen. What’s worse too is that is seemed like the resistance was uneven so your finger would be all jerky when swiping. My last two phones have had gorilla glass. I just had to vow to be kind to my phone and take the leap to go without a screen protector. I’ve never looked back.

        p.s. I still have my soft shell case from my G1. I’ve used it for every android I’ve had since then. They’ve all (more or less) fit and it doesn’t seriously bulk up my pocket.

        • LukeT32

          agreed. screen protectors just scratch really easily. I know your phone is still protected but you need to change those things monthly it not more often it seems like. No screen protector FTW.

          • MyMilan

            Only cheap screen protectors give you problems. I have a Zagg screen protector on every device that I own, including my Canon camera, and have never had any issues what so ever with any of them. If I could save some money and not have to use one I’d be happy, but I would need to see some serious proof first before not buying a Zagg for my next phone..

          • OutofPlace

            I used Zagg protectors on two different devices and my experience was that they became tacky and made dragging a finger across the screen uncomfortable (more resistance/friction than just the glass). Between that and the lint that gathers at the edge of the clings and I just grew to not like them.

            One good thing about them, though: When you go to sell your old android on Craigslist you can get a protector from Zagg to sell along with the phone. Folks seem to like that.

  • MyMilan

    Is the Windex booth going to be right next door to the Corning booth?

  • http://www.jimtravis.com jimtravis

    Fan of Gorilla Glass, hate using screen protectors. Wish every device had a Gorilla Glass, or equivalent option.

    • WlfHart

      I wonder if Corning would sell a sheet of the stuff for self cutting… Bet someone could make a pretty penny selling customized cuts.

  • mustybooks

    Awesome the thinness of the device makes all the difference in holding larger phones. Fortified glass is a must have these days so the combination is perfect.

  • Nathan D.

    I wounder how much better is Gorilla glass 2

  • danielmkim

    This will be very nice.

  • Alex

    Ahhh i wish i lived in the future, all this stuff looks so awesome. On a side note, the phone used in the top video looks a hell of a lot like the iPhone 5 renders (apart from the see through factor, obviously)

  • lokidokie

    The 82″ touch screen sounds awesome!

  • _Diego

    A day made of glass made me long for the future!
    Can’t wait if this is coming! I like the car’s idea very much! Bring this to a car and I’ll buy it no doubt!