Corning announces Gorilla Glass 2

You might have Gorilla Glass on your tablet and not even know about it. Gorilla Glass is made by Corning and is found on a wide range of smartphones and tablets. It’s basically chemically strengthened glass that is thin enough to be used on your handheld devices, but strong enough to withstand up to 120 lbs. of direct pressure. Because of it’s strength, it also resists scratching. At CES this week Corning introduced Gorilla Glass 2 which kept the same strength ratings as the original version, but is 20% thinner. Just as sort of a disclaimer, Gorilla Glass still won’t help you if you drop your tablet on cement, or shoot an arrow at it as demonstrated in the video. The video is of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, and it is equipped with Gorilla Glass 1. It gives you a good idea of how scratch resistant Gorilla Glass really is.

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Bryan Faulkner

Bryan Faulkner is a former associate editor at Pocketables. He loves to find new ways to use his tablets while working as the Tech Director at his local church. Mixing sound from the iPad is his newest obsession. He currently has a pair of HP TouchPads, an iPad 2, a decommissioned HTC EVO 4G, and a Samsung Galaxy Note II to tinker with.

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