Gorilla Glass never meant to be shatterproof as seen in YouTube videos. I wonder just how tougher can they make it for it to be really scratchproof? Somebody will always find a way to prove them wrong.
Galaxy S with Gorilla glass for over a year myself and I beat it like it owed me money and nothing... I Love Gorilla Glass and just picked up a new Samsung Galaxy S II with it. I'm not putting a case or screen protector on it either. With Gorilla Glass, I don't need to.
Yes, if you take a hammer to it or run it over with a car it might break; but I dropped my original Galaxy S a million times on asphalt and had it thrown into concrete walls by angry (X) girlfriends and of course the sides of the phone took some scratches, but the screen was still impeccable.
Well my Atrix dropped from waist high (trying to pull it out of a pocket) onto my tile kitchen floor a week after I got it and the glass (Gorilla) shattered across the whole screen ... so it can always happen
[citation][nom]skittle[/nom]I just wonder how long before transparent aluminum...[/citation]
How about aluminium oxide? I think sapphires are pretty hard. Synthetic sapphire glass is hard, but brittle. Scratch resistant, but it can still shatter. I've succeeded in scratching gorilla glass, but hey, it's never shattered after numerous drops.
[citation][nom]Travis Beane[/nom]How about aluminium oxide? I think sapphires are pretty hard. Synthetic sapphire glass is hard, but brittle. Scratch resistant, but it can still shatter. I've succeeded in scratching gorilla glass, but hey, it's never shattered after numerous drops.[/citation]
The brittle aspect is the major kicker as aluminum oxide are ceramics that need to be thicker, special additives that can affect the viewing quality, and/or just too damn expensive for the application. AlO_ may be overkill in this situation (remember this is transparent armor kind of sh!t).
I wish they would put this stuff on the LCD screens on digital cameras. The idiots who make digital cameras wonder why people are going to smart phones, when what the consumer wants is a camera we can carry in our pocket. You can't carry the current generation of point and shoot cameras in your pocket because the LCD screen breaks so easily (I have broken them that way). But you can carry the cell phone in your pocket. The camera people really need to get it together. I prefer a point and shoot camera over the camera on a smart phone, but if I have to carry it in a special case or in a special pocket then it is just not worth it to me.