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    The best-kept secrets are ones that have been in our phones for months, it seems. After all's been said and done in our full review of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, we're now just learning some details about one crucial component, the display. Corning, makers of the Gorilla Glass line of products, has thrown us a curveball today, letting us know about the Samsung Galaxy Alpha Gorilla Glass 4 employment for the cover glass has gone unnoticed until now. The glass is just 0.4 millimeters thin, allowing for the premium, thin look Samsung went for with the Alpha smartphone. The Gorilla Glass 4 also ...

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    Updated with links to stream and download the high-quality audio version of the podcast, as well as timecodes for all the stories mentioned. We hope you enjoyed – see you next week! Is Nokia's new tablet just an iPad ripoff – or just what Android needs? Will Gorilla Glass 4 finally stop you from shattering your smartphone? And is the Gear S a good enough smartwatch to make the dumbphone obsolete? These are the pressing questions on the docket this week as the mobile industry prepares to end a wild year on a weird note, and we're gonna tackle them one by one in the ruthlessly silly ...

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    The past year has seen the arrival of one of the bigger developments to smartphone screens in recent years, with sapphire panels coming to affordable consumer-focused phones for the first time. Those may be headline-grabbing, but they're still quite rare, and for all the attention we've been giving sapphire, it's Corning and its Gorilla Glass 3 that have been the workhorse of the industry, protecting the displays of flagship handsets from manufacturer after manufacturer. Having launched all the way back in early 2013, though, even Gorilla Glass 3 is getting a little old; now it's time for ...

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    When you're talking about making smartphone displays that are durable enough to withstand the hell we put our phones through on a day-to-day basis, there's no name bigger than Corning. Its various iterations of Gorilla Glass over the years have protected many a smartphone, but lately the conversation’s been moving from what we can do to toughen-up glass, to what other glass-like materials might make superior screen coverings. Synthetic sapphire crystal has been dominating our imaginations, and rumors suggest that Apple could very well be ramping-up production in an effort to deliver the ...

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    There's no denying that Gorilla Glass has become one of the best-known industry standards for smartphones. Ever since their silent launch on the first iPhone, it's now a flagship spec requirement that you'll hear mentioned in almost every one of our reviews, and which keeps evolving like clockwork at every CES we go to. One thing you might have noticed is that the product hasn't made it to wearable technology just yet, and even though there are compelling technical reasons for that, it's something that's about to change. Corning has just announced a new product that they're dubbing 3D ...

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    Corning has been famous for giving us durable glass displays on smartphones since the original iPhone, which is even before they came-up with the name Gorilla Glass. Today, we're already enjoying the benefits of Gorilla Glass 3, and its popularity has ensured their technology is now on top of almost every single display we use every day, and its grown beyond the smartphone into tablets, and even the design elements of certain HP computers that were launched recently. Just as Samsung pretty-much bought Wacom a couple of years ago to ensure their dominance in the technology that powers the ...

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    Corning's found a receptive market in smartphones for its advanced glass manufacturing techniques, and the company's various iterations of Gorilla Glass help protect millions of handsets over the years. Durability isn't the only desirable quality Corning's been working towards, and the company recently shared news of a couple other developments that could be coming to our phones in the years to come. No, that image up above isn't a demonstration of some super-durable glass that lets you easily punch a hole through it without shattering. In fact, that's not a hole at all; it's Corning's ...

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    We've been huge fans of future possible sapphire solutions for smartphones ever since MWC. We've also visited the factory that can make this possible. Sapphire is known to be an extremely tough material, almost impossible to scratch. It has its own downside though: it's also very brittle. Gorilla Glass, on the other hand, is less brittle, but, it is much easier to scratch. Gorilla Glass vs sapphire has recently become a real topic. Currently, the majority of phone makers are using Gorilla Glass, from Corning, in one of its version iterations -- adding up for 1.5 billion consumer electronic ...

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    Synthetic sapphire smartphone screens: besides being fun to say five times real fast, they sound like they could be the future of advanced damage-proof smartphone designs. After hearing about the tech in some super-expensive smartphones, we got to check out a pretty impressive demo at the Mobile World Congress, and later GT Crystal Systems was nice enough to give us a tour of its manufacturing facility. With sapphire screens starting to sound less outlandish and more likely to actually end up on an affordable commercial device within a span of a few years, we were getting pretty excited. ...

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    Last month at MWC, we were treated to a rather compelling demonstration: a smartphone screen made of material so tough, it was practically un-scratchable. The company providing the demo was GT Advanced Technologies, and the screen was made of a material you've probably heard of, but in other contexts: sapphire. In an industry where hardware is fast becoming the differentiator of choice, "sapphire" is the new buzzword for legions of excitement-seeking tech fans. We're going to take a closer look at how synthetic sapphire comes into being, and how it finds its way into smartphones, next ...

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    We all know that display manufacturers have been able to create flexible OLED panels for some time now; they've been trade show mainstays for years. Despite these appearances, there's been little indication that such displays are anywhere near ready for inclusion on commercial products, despite the occasional rumor to the contrary. One factor we don't often think about when considering these components is how to protect them from damage – after all, you wouldn't dare think about releasing a smartphone with an exposed screen, no glass to protect it. Corning's been working on the answer to ...

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    This time last year, Corning was tipping us off to the forthcoming launch of its second generation Gorilla Glass, and sure enough, the extra-tough glass made its debut just a few days later. This year's CES is once again just a matter of days away, and Corning is right back at it, readying us for the debut of Gorilla Glass 3. Considering how smartphone manufacturers continue to use glass not just for phone screens, but for its aesthetic qualities as well, we're just as much in need of durable glass treatments as ever. For as fortified as Corning's first two iterations of Gorilla Glass have ...

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    We've come a long way since the plastic touch screen of yesteryear. They were soft, resistive, scratched easily, and all but gave rise to the screen-protector industry. Today we've pretty much given up plastic screens for glass, and not just any glass: Corning Gorilla Glass! Gorilla Glass is super hard, super scratch resistant, and doesn't easily break (but when it does break it's quite impressive). How do they do that? The process itself is a tightly guarded secret (you can't have everyone making super-glass, right?), but it all comes down to "tempering". What is Tempering? Tempering is ...

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