Gorilla Glass, the incredibly strong material from maker Corning, will be on display at CES, but this time everyone will see the latest generation, version 2. The company is known as the leader in incredibly strong and durable glass solutions for electronics such as smartphones and tablets.
Since it’s inception, Gorilla Glass has been a no brainer solution for many manufacturers when it comes to devices that can potentially be dropped and are used considerably. Essentially, it prevents scratches and from breaking a screen.
The previous generation from Corning was used in such smartphones as the Motorola Atrix 2, Thunderbolt, Droid RAZR, HTC EVO 3D, Droid Bionic, and Incredible S, as well as used in the very popular Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung.
“Gorilla Glass 2 will work better with smaller devices, will offer improved touch technology, will be more durable, and will allow hardware makers to design larger, more complex glass-covered surfaces for phones, tablets, and televisions.”
The company behind it isn’t necessarily giving a lot of details as to what exactly is new with it, though it seems people will just have to show up at CES to see what is better about it.
“”As we (Corning) did last year [at CES 2011], 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.”
Last year, they let people hit Gorilla Glass with a hammer, so this next generation will definitely get some abuse while there at CES.