Because smartphone and tablet touchscreens use glass, it is really important for the glass be strong, durable and lasting. Gorilla Glass 2 will be thinner and make for thinner lighter smartphones and help prevent damage.
Replacing a broken touchscreen on smartphones is very costly and not always covered by warranties. Therefore when Gorilla Glass 2 is part of the touchcreen reducing the chance of breakage its a godsend. Gorilla Glass 2 will change smartphones, tablets, computers and even cars.
Corning Gorilla Glass 2 enables up to a 20 percent reduction in glass thickness, while maintaining resistance, toughness, and scratch resistance. The thinner Gorilla Glass 2 enables slimmer and sleeker devices, brighter images, and greater touch sensitivity.
Asus announced that it will use Gorilla Glass 2 in its products. Previously, the Asus Transformer line of tablets were made of Gorilla Glass. It has not been announced, yet if the next series of Transformer products will have Gorilla Glass 2. ASUS expects to make specific product announcements and unveil new devices using Corning Gorilla Glass 2 over the coming months.
Gorilla Glass is tough and easy to clean and used in appliances.
Gorilla Glass 2 along with Microsoft, will help deliver performance, and toughness for new Windows PCs. early this year. There has been no announcement, yet around Windows Phones.
Gorilla Glass is chemically strengthened through an ion-exchange process that creates a deep compression layer on the surface of the glass substrate. This layer acts as “armor” to reduce the introduction of flaws by end users.
The surface of Gorilla Glass 2 is really clean smooth and shiny. The precise fusion process produces glass with exceptionally clean, smooth, flat surfaces and outstanding optical clarity.
Gorilla Glass is an ideal cover sheet for touch screens. It’s tough enough to handle the surface pressures intrinsic to these devices, and exceptionally thin to enable more sensitive and accurate responses.
Gorilla Glass can be treated with a special coating, making it easier to clean than other cover glasses.
A new demo video shows that lighter Gorilla Glass 2 could be used in autos in windows and sun roofs for better fuel economy and reduce gas use.
Corning gives a window to the future in another video showing glass closet door that opens to show the right shoes, clear glass tablets, screens used in the car that transfer to the dashboard, glass for solar panels, huge touchscreen conference tables and screens in a hospital.