Corning Announces Tougher Gorilla Glass 3, Still Isn't Shatter-Proof

Your iPhone, iPad and just about every relevant tablet and smartphone on the market is made with this incredibly resilient glass. And now it's even tougher and more durable than ever. It was only a year ago when Corning released its second generation Gorilla Glass, and now it has officially announced of a third iteration dubbed Gorilla Glass 3. Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 features a new proprietary process called NDR (Native Damage Resistance), which significantly reduces the appearance of scratches by as much as 40% while improving the strength of the glass compared to Gorilla Glass 2.

Gorilla Glass 3 has been improved at the molecular level, incorporating a proprietary feature called Native Damage Resistance (NDR). According to Corning, NDR reduces the propagation of flaws, the appearance of scratches and does a better job of maintaining the overall retained strength of the glass. As a result, GG3 claims a three-fold improvement in scratch resistance, 40 percent reduction in the number of visible scratches and 50 percent boost in retained strength after the glass becomes flawed.

In addition to Gorilla Glass 3, Corning will also unveil its fiber optic-based Thunderbolt cables designed to significantly extend the data transmission range past the limits of copper-based Thunderbolt cables. Corning will display and demonstrate the toughness of its Gorilla Glass 3 at CES.

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Corning's New Gorilla Glass Ads

Corning's tough Gorilla Glass is found in many portable devices like the Dell Streak, Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, and other various portable devices. Corning's new ads display the toughness of the Gorilla Glass which is now being used in kitchen appliances and LCD televisions like the Sony Bravia. The Gorilla Glass really is as tough as Corning claims with many tests users have done like stabbing devices using Gorilla Glass as screens with sharp objects. Unlike Apple's tough yet fragile glass screen found on the iPhone which can crack and break from a simple drop, Corning claims their Gorilla Glass is tough, damage-resistant, scratch-resistant and helps protect the coolest smartphones from everyday drops and bumps. If Apple's upcoming iPhone 5 will still be made from glass on both sides, I want some Gorilla Glass. Check out the new videos below.

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