Windows 10: Gorilla Glass 5 will survive drops from selfie-taking height

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
       21 Jul 2016 #1

    Gorilla Glass 5 will survive drops from selfie-taking height

    Corning has unveiled its latest version of Gorilla Glass, the toughened glass used for the displays of billions of consumer gadgets.

    The fifth version of Gorilla Glass, which is due this autumn, should offer relief for fumble-fingered selfie-takers. Punishment to the glass during Corning's lab tests demonstrated it can survive a 1.6 metre (five foot) drop up to 80 percent of the time.

    Scratches and cracks to screens are annoying, but consumers' biggest worry about dropped phones is the glass shattering -- and that's what Corning's scientists have been aiming to prevent with each new version. Gorilla Glass 5's drop test performance is about a half a metre improvement on Gorilla Glass 4...

    Read more: Gorilla Glass 5 will survive drops from selfie-taking height | ZDNet
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  2.    21 Jul 2016 #1

    I've never understood why so much effort is put into making tougher glass for phones instead of developing a more highly scratch-resistant polycarbonate (Lexan is one trade name) that would be unlikely to break no matter how far it was dropped. Or maybe phone manufacturers prefer something that is breakable since it improves their chances for sales.
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       21 Jul 2016 #2

    Because Lexan still has susceptibility to small scratches, in larger pieces can look "wavy" and still has hazing issues.
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  4.    21 Jul 2016 #3

    Then put effort into fixing those polycarbonate issues.
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  5.    21 Jul 2016 #4

    Hi there

    Love the idea of Gorilla Glass -but I think anybody using selfie sticks should be electrocuted at least with 300,000 Volts.

    Fortunately now loads of Sports stadiums and tourist centres are now banning Selfie sticks --get back to taking REAL photos again --in any case what can you do with a "Selfie stick" that you can't do better in Photoshop anyway --lack of education of modern generation I suppose.

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  6.    21 Jul 2016 #5

    It may survive the fall but would selfie takers ?
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  7. Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Anniversary update RTM
       21 Jul 2016 #6

    whats the difference between aero glass
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  8.    22 Jul 2016 #7

    squaleca said: View Post
    whats the difference between aero glass
    Hi there
    Gorilla Glass is resistant and strong Physical properties. Aero Glass is an EFFECT like the AERO themes used in Windows VISTA.

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  9.    22 Jul 2016 #8

    I used Lexguard type of Lexan on my boat and it was very scratch resistant, almost as glass, bulletproof too. There's another amazing product called Lucite that has much better optical characteristics than best glass. Used it in some inspection instruments like bore inspectors. A 3' (1 meter) long and didn't loose any optical properties while providing natural light to the bottom of the bore. That material could be poured or molded without any machining. Expensive and scratchy though but very strong.
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  10.    23 Jul 2016 #9

    Someone... maybe Toshiba, was supposed to market an advanced coating for plastic that's very resistant to small scratches. I saw the announcement a couple of years back, but never again.
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