Thursday, November 20, 2014
Gorilla Glass 4 Is Coming Soon
A lot of mobile device screens can easily resist minor cracks and scratches, But the real issue comes when you drop your phone and the display shatters into pieces. Corning is tackling that accident related damage in earnest with Gorilla Glass 4. The new cover material is designed to survive collisions with rough surfaces, like the sidewalk. It's reportedly very effective, if imperfect. Corning says it's already sending out test samples and shipments for the new glass, so you should expect to see it soon. It's not naming customers, but many of the largest phone, PC and tablet builders already use Gorilla Glass, even if they don't always mention it by name. There's a good chance your next moblie device will be better at surviving a drop.