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No Gorilla Glass on the Galaxy Nexus

According to the official Twitter account of Corning – the folks that make Gorilla Glass – the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will not come equipped with their highly damage resistant screen technology. It would be safe to say that many of us are disappointed to hear this news especially knowing that many of the top-of-the-line tablets and smartphones of the last couple of years have had this wonderful product. Hell, even the DROID RAZR has Gorilla Glass. Definitely not a killer, we would just recommend that you try your hardest not to pocket drop your G-Nex or take a key and scratch the face of it as hard as you can.

Update: Over at Samsung’s Facebook page they admit to the lack of Gorilla Glass, but also share that they use another type of glass that should be good as well:

Samsung Janel No. Instead of the Gorilla Glass we use another kind of fortified glass.

Speaking of Corning, has everyone seen the “A Day Made of Glass” video that they released earlier this year? It’s a fantastic watch. We have included it for you all below.  

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Incredibly disappointed? Slightly? Already moved on while thinking of the unlockable bootloader and bloatware free happy times?

Via:  Twitter, Phandroid

Cheers Josh and Soren!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjEKCwqe0f4 Fapple

    Razr and Nexus need to have a baby because each phone is teasing me with what I want but neither go all the way!

    Razr, thin, carbon fiber tough, manly lookin and gorilla glass
    Nexus, 4.65″ 1280×720! ICS!! Gorgeous looking

    Their sexy little baby, priceless

    • joejoe509

      Lol… It would be some gorgeous, manly looking tansgender phone.

      I dunno- if the Nexus was a little thinner, had an sd card slot, and gorilla glass… it would be perfect. Not that any of those things will keep me from my Nexus :-)

  • Bionic

    “HAAAA HAAAAA” – Droid Bionic

    • joejoe509

      Dear Bionic:

      We’re laughing AT you, not WITH you.

      • ChingChong

        Noooope.

        • miscreant

          Chuck Testa.

          • Anonymous

            I got the reference!! Hahaah

  • Booboolala2000

    FFor some reason, I think the fortified glass Samsung and Google choose will be fine. See you guys at VZW on the tenth. Goodbye bloat and late updates. And still no screen protectors.

  • http://nottheeternaltao.blogspot.com/ jimstoic

    I wish the RAZR ran Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. That said, my original Droid doesn’t have Gorilla Glass and the glass is still fine.

    • razrftw

      the og droid does have it.

      • http://nottheeternaltao.blogspot.com/ jimstoic

        Thanks. I did not know that.

  • Nyce2beme

    bionic doesn’t look so bad now huh

    • LiterofCola

      no, but it doesn’t look that great either

      • joejoe509

        I was never impressed with the Bionic so my opinion has not changed. Why would ANYONE buy the Bionic with the RAZR so close?

        • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

          Agreed, the RAZR is the Droid you should be looking for these days, but the Bionic is not nearly as bad as Nexus fanboys try to make it out to be.. 

  • Trooper

    This is a bummer as well.

    http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1319022037

    I think the RAZR is starting to look a bit better.  But alas, it will be locked.  Ugh.

  • http://twitter.com/VyseTheLegend Vyse

    This is pretty old news (by Internet standards).

    A Samsung rep posted on their Facebook account  last week and said it used a different type of reinforced glass. 
    http://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobileUSA/posts/10150320290026786

    You’re slipping, Droid-life.

  • http://twitter.com/Dapke Dan Lampke

    This, oddly enough, makes it a deal breaker for me.  I work in an outdoors and sometimes industrial environment for extended hours, so my phone gets dirty and damaged a lot.  I was thinking this or Razr, but with 1) no gorilla glass on GN, 2) no removable battery (for extended, etc) on the Razr, and 3) a qHD pentile on the Bionic (the only screen that i’ve ever been able to read in direct sunlight), looks like the Bionic may be the best choice.  Oddly enough.

    • Keith Sumner

      Don’t let others opinions get you down, the Bionic is a GREAT device and despite what others have said, the screen is fantastic, battery life is great, and overall very powerful and fast.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Sure, but the Razr will be GREATER and the G-Nex EVEN GREATER

        • Pennywise

          Razr? Battery is not removable and the screen is OLED (garbage) meaning that it won’t be visible in sunlight… Did you read Dan’s post?

          Bionic wins.

  • Mevestalloy

    Kellex, would you update the article with Samsung’s Facebook info showing they ARE using a different type of fortified glass? A lot of people might not read the comments

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    Calm down everyone, it has “scratch resistant reinforced glass”, it’s just not gorilla glass.  Maybe they couldn’t use gorilla glass due to the curve in the glass.  Who knows.

  • webby

    No problemo, I always go to the local mall and have Ghost Armor put on my phone screens as soon as I get them — protects from scratches and also easier to wipe off.  And we will only know after the phone is in the wild for some time whether or not the “fortified glass” that Sammy is using for the G-Nex is as strong as Gorilla Glass … or not. 

    I’m still a buyer.

  • Anonymous

    What Nexus phone was ground breaking with hardware…

  • http://nottheeternaltao.blogspot.com/ jimstoic

    If the RAZR came with Ice Cream Sandwich, it would be mighty tempting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Justin-Moore/100000103458508 Justin Moore

    How are they going to design, manufacture, market and sell a superphone without gorilla glass? This is even weirder than the SAMOLED/SAMOLED+ controversy.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    “we would just recommend that you try your hardest not to pocket drop your G-Nex or take a key and scratch the face of it as hard as you can.”

    oh… thanks

  • Kris Brandt

    Does the Galaxy SII not have Gorilla glass as well?  If so, I wouldn’t worry one bit since we already know how good it is in a Drop Test.

  • Lane Gordon

    I saw a Motorola Atrix with Gorilla Glass with a busted up screen from dropping.  It was busted bad.  I couldn’t understand how the guy was still using it but he said replacement glass wasn’t available yet at that time.  It still seemed to work fine although hard to see through.  

  • Jason

    O M G!!!! No gorilla glass???? Yep I’m still gettting it lol Who cares? Would have been nice but def not a deal breaker.

  • SamsungSucks

    This is why I hate the fact that Samsung got another shot at the Nexus line. Every time they make one, it sucks butt. They cut corners, and find ways to screw us customers. Ugh, why can’t Google pick anyone else to make their Nexus phones?

  • Kierra

    Since I dont root, I just will not settle for plastic and no gorilla glass. 
    I know some ppl dont like Moto but their build quality is peerless. 

  • Henry_is_awesome

    The nexus s didn’t have gorilla glass. The DROID charge does not have gorilla glass. Most htc products don’t have it. Why is this an issue all of the sudden?

  • Hamholla

    I want to fast-forward to the glass future that Corning’s commercial just displayed. that was awesome… 

    And yes I’m getting the nexus regardless 

  • Mike

    Very disappointing. Will we ever see the perfect Droid? The Nexus came close, but this is definitely a must have feature on my list.

  • Anonymous

    well that sucks…

  • Anonymous

    no bloatware says it all

  • Bionicman

    i use a screen protector anyway. maybe it has to do with it being a curved glass screen? who knows. not a deal break though

  • Anonymous

    Definitely not a killer, we would just recommend that you try your hardest not to pocket drop your G-Nex or take a key and scratch the face of it as hard as you can.

    Yeah, exactly. Just treat your Galaxy Nexus with respect, and your Nexus will treat you with respect by not breaking. Don’t drop it, don’t throw it around, don’t play catch with your dog with it, don’t do anything of that nature other than “using” it the way its meant to be used and it’ll be A-OK. Capisce?

  • http://twitter.com/Thracks Robert Hallock

    Samsung has already confirmed on Facebook that they are using another brand of fortified glass. Please present both sides of the story.

    Source: http://www.facebook.com/SamsungMobileUSA/posts/10150320290026786

    • John

      all glass not created equal.  GG has shown to be superior to scratch resistant glass on other devices.

      • http://twitter.com/Thracks Robert Hallock

        [Citation needed].

        All glass is indeed not created equal, but none of us know what glass *is* used in the GNex, so let’s stop being dramatic about the idea that it’s not a particular brand. And, hell, maybe let’s try the “wait and see” approach; that’d be a lot better than this one-sided story, and the ensuing comments that never actually had enough real information to be made.

        • John

          I’ll wait and see, but I’m not optimistic because no other glass used to data can compare to GG.

          • John

            date*

          • http://twitter.com/Thracks Robert Hallock

            [Citation needed]. You keep saying that no other glass can compare. Prove that. The burden of proof is on you to demonstrate that Gorilla Glass is actually the best.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            I’ve taken a fork on several occasions and stabbed/scratched my Droid X screen before while DRUNK and still didn’t have any scratches. I think that speaks in and of itself. Not saying it’s not possible, but if there was another product as good as or better than Gorilla Glass then I’m sure someone in this community must have heard of it. Until then, I’ll still hold to my belief that GG is the best out there. 

          • Anonymous

            “I’ve taken a fork on several occasions and stabbed/scratched my Droid X
            screen before while DRUNK and still didn’t have any scratches. I think
            that speaks in and of itself.”

            Yes… yes, I think it does.

            (But it *also* really testifies to the scratch-resistant properties of Gorilla Glass.  :-) )

            I kid.  But seriously, my original Droid has gone two years without significant scratches, despite treatment that has left the photo button devoid of goldish and the volume rocker able only to make things louder.  So I have reason to trust Corning.  Samsung… has not acquitted itself as well in my experience with its consumer products.  (Your mileage may vary, of course– the plural of anecdote isn’t data.)  A GG screen starts with a certain level of confidence for me– a no-name fortified glass of unknown properties has yet to prove itself.  I await the real-world reviews, but I’m already wondering if I can keep my OG Droid going another eleven months till the next Nexus device.

            (But of course this one is on Verizon, and who knows if the next one will be? Decisions, decisions.)

  • http://twitter.com/chrisadkison Christopher Adkison

    Nexus S doesn’t have Gorilla Glass, no?  Any owners care to share their thoughts?

    • Anonymous

      I have had mine for a few months now. I have no scratches on the screen even after a tumble on some concrete. I do not have a screen protector on it and it is usually kept in my pocket. I wouldn’t worry about the Galaxy Nexus if it is the same type of glass as the S

  • Alexander Garcia

    …another reason why I will be getting the Droid RAZR over the Gal Nex :-)

  • http://profiles.google.com/desmet2006 Alex Fischer

    Windex should help the “A day made of glass” come to fruition.

  • Anonymous

    Just when I thought screen protectors would be a thing of the past….

  • EC8CH

    I saw a post from Samsung that said they used a scratch resistant glass, but not “Gorilla Glass”.  Similar tech, just not the brand name.  Guess the importance of this depends upon how special “Gorilla Glass” really is versus how much of it is just branding.

    • Anonymous

      Linkie link?

      • Anti_Gorilla_Glass
        • EC8CH

          that’s it… thanks for finding that.

      • miscreant

        I saw this as well…I believe it was Sammy’s facebook. They confirmed a “different type of fortified glass” instead of Gorilla Glass. My guess is they found a cheaper alternative that’s just as good. Gorilla Glass is just a brand name, not an end-all, be-all.

        • Lgreg64

          just another US product stolen and made cheaper over seas.

          • Anonymous

            Corning already makes it in the US and Japan – and I would almost guarantee that since your smartphone is probably made in Asia, that’s where the GG comes from now.

          • miscreant

            Honestly, I don’t care where it’s made or what name is attached to it. If it can be just as effective as a brand name product, who am I to deny it? If it works, it works. If anyone seriously believes that Samsung/Google would allow a device like this to get away with inferior, weak glass (relative to what’s on the market now), they’re naive.

          • Anonymous

            I agree – I just want some evidence as to that what they’re using is going to be as good.  Name brand doesn’t mean much if it holds up the same way.

          • K B

            You will find out.

    • Anonymous

      If it’s just as strong and less vulnerable to finger grease, I’m all for it.  I haven’t been terribly impressed with Gorilla Glass.  Or my greasy fingers.

      • Anonymous

        I’m not impressed with your greasy fingers either =)…

        • Anonymous

           

    • Anonymous

      Id say the thing to note is that Gorilla got the patent for the tech that goes into their glass, so if Samsung uses some no-name generic glass, it just cant be as good. Now on the other hand, if it turns out that what theyre using was good enough to warrant a crazy name like Alien Glass (lol) or something then i think we might have a chance at some quality.  

  • http://twitter.com/WaltPartlo Walter Partlo

    Wank, wank, wank.

    Sorry, I was feeling left out.

  • razrftw

    i wonder if it’s curved, could it be easier to break?

    • http://profiles.google.com/crazyrunner33 David Flower

      The curved glass will make it so the glass is less likely to break.  Straight lines and sharp corners help create stress points, curves reduce the stress points.  In comparison to air planes this is also why they have round window and doors. 

      Warning: History ahead!  

      Back in the early ’50s the Comet jetliner was the first production jetliner that was doing pretty well.  Then two years later seven of them fell out of the sky without warning.  The common theme was 45 degree breaks at the corner of the windows causing the jets to crash, the reason why they cracked is from the cycles of compression and decompression from landing and take off.  Long story short engineers learned something about fatigue and made round windows to overcome these stress points.

  • Trooper

    Disappointing.  

  • Keith Sumner

    ahahahahahahahahhahahahahahhah

    • Dominick DeVito

      Yep – laugh it up. In 4 weeks we’ll be enjoying ICS on a great device while you’ll be playing with your Bionic on Gingerbread.

      Then in April we’ll be enjoying 4.1 Jelly Bean while you wait for Moto’s ICS upgrade.

      Yeah keep laughing

      • Keith Sumner

        I don’t know what “4 hour bionic” means but I get about 14 hours from a charge on my Bionic.

        You can laugh it up, actually, you seem to be so hell bent on a phone that you haven’t even used yet, and making a lot of assumptions on how great you think this phone will be, I’m sure the Nexus will be a great device but what if it doesn’t meet all of your expectations? Let’s be realistic here.

        • Dominick DeVito

          Yeah on 3G.

          Not that the G-Nex will be any better on LTE I’m sure, but at least I’ll be using the current OS.

          • Dominick DeVito

            I’ll be playing with facial unlock while you play with City ID and Blockbuster. Have fun.

          • Dominickothegimp

            I feel sorry for your G-Nexus, mostly for having to look at your smug, douchy mug every day. I hope more of your kind, the douche bag ex-iPhone owners don’t make it to Android,.

          • Dominick DeVito

            I guess I found another Bionic owner.

          • Anonymous

            You’re pathetic.

          • Bill Mitchell

            He doesn’t represent the other Galaxy Nexus fans!! :(

          • Keith Sumner

            and I’ll be happy with my Bionic as I am now, thank you for trolling, have a nice day.

          • Jordan Webb

            I get 16 hours on average with LTE and WiFi radios on.

            I know, I know. It’s hard to believe something you’re not a fanboy of could be decent.

            And yes, I wish I could get a Nexus, but I needed a new phone a month ago. =/

          • Dominick DeVito

            Extended battery?

          • http://twitter.com/QSMinSD Q

            I get 32+ hours on my Bionic with extended battery.. 4G on all the time.. Stop hating.

          • Anonymous

            Actually, over 2 days with extended battery.  The irony is that reports are saying the GN’s battery life is not as good so have fun with that.

      • Duck Dodgers

        +1 So far every news update regarding this phone has been a non-issue. I don’t need training wheels on my devices. That’s no unnecessary screen film junk or suit of armor for a case. I’m the type of person that still has a mint 12″ Powerbook and OG Droid that could last another year or so.

        • Bryan Williams

          Hahaha, I was just in the local VZW store the other day and the sales rep couldn’t believe that my OG Droid was in mint condition.  Then I showed him that I still had 70% battery left after having it off the charger for almost 10 hours along with it being OC’d and a low voltage kernel on it.

          He called over 2 other reps just to show them.

      • Dominickothegimp

        Dude, how come you don’t have an iPhone? You are enough of a jackass, and douche that one would fit perfectly in your hand.

        • Dominick DeVito

          Yep – I’m a jackass for wanting:

          1. No customized UI
          2. Current updates
          3. No Carrier or Manufacturer interference
          4. Unlocked Bootloader – for the best Custom ROM experience

          Hee Haw Hee Haw!

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

            the best thing about this comment thread is watching Dom DeVito’s progression from rational, unemotional logical arguments into sarcastic, frothing emotional fanaticism.  I hope it keeps up as I scroll down. I can only imagine what the last post is going to be.  He’s going to go postal…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    Very disappointing, but not enough to make me move on to another phone.  Does this have anything to do with the curved screen?  Maybe gorilla glass can’t do curved screens just yet?

    • Dominick DeVito

      That’s my guess as well.

    • Anonymous

      That’s why it is not used on the Nexus S.

    • Anonymous

      The Sensation uses curved gorilla glass.

  • Anonymous

    I was really excited to get the galaxy nexus but this is really disappointing since I’m a little hard on my phone. I don’t want to have to replace the screen every time I accidentally drop it.  

    • Dominick DeVito

      Insure it and get a cover

      • Anonymous

        Why would I insure it for $8/month when I still have to pay $50 or $100 (not sure which) to get it replaced when I could just buy a new screen for $50 and replace it myself? I had to replace the LCD on my DX because apparently leaving it in the sun for a few minutes makes huge black spots on the screen.

        • Dominick DeVito

          Not sure what plan you have, but I replaced my OG Droid 2x with the VZW $8 insurance plan and didn’t pay either time to have it replaced. The first time I dropped it (from a rooftop) and it shattered the 2nd time the power button broke.

        • Jake

          In the Nexus S the curved glass screen and the LCD were a fused unit, so you couldn’t just replace the shatterd glass screen; you had to replace the whole unit. This made it more expensive…IF you could find the part for sale. If the Galaxy Nexus also has a fused screen, it could pose a similar problem.

          • Jake

            Just to get an idea, I searched for a replacement screen/LCD unit for the Galaxy S. I found it for $120. The Galaxy Nexus would probably cost even more.

  • razrftw

    wtf why not?

  • Anonymous

    yeah, for the average customer this phone is a complete fail. and i am talking about the type of people that dont root/rom. this phone is probably going to be the worst selling nexus phone because the specs not only do not wow, they don’t even keep up with current competition. that being said, still buying it.

  • Jac_White

    Ill decide when I see the phone….but I’ve already moved on.  If I like the look of the phone I wont care that it doesnt have gorilla glass……that’s what insurance is for.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

    The more I hear about this phone, the more I start wondering about the RAZR, or *gasp* the i-phone…..

    • http://twitter.com/OptimusIM Olatunji

      lol it never goes to apple man

    • Anonymous

      iPhone 4S is sick man. Yes, I left Android and joined the granny iPhone packing “darkside”. Wish I could have 2 phones though. iOS and an Android just to play with both.

      • Anonymous

        You’re just happy you can ask your phone what she’s wearing and she doesn’t back-hand you like all of the other girls in your life.

        • Anonymous

          *iPhone voice*

          “I am wearing…last…years…clothes.” “What else can I tell you that you already know?”

          =)

    • Anonymous

      People getting a Nexus phone are getting for the software as much as, if not more than, the hardware. If the hardware is that important to you, then get the RAZR. I want to root and ROM. If you just want a hot Android phone, get the RAZR. I’m sure Moto will put ICS on there.

    • Anonymous

      You know the iPune doesn’t have Gorilla Glass either, right? God forbid you drop that thing.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LJGNGFI62VA6CSFRK3TPCRLFQU John Galt

        So what you’re saying is don’t drop or key a nexus or an i-p because both of them will do the same thing, namely, break??

        • Anonymous

          Not at all. The Nexus actually will have resistive glass just not by Corning. The iPune on the other hand…same glass as the stuff in your kitchen cabinets.

        • Anonymous

          You seen the iphone 4s vs GS2 drop test video?  That’s the difference between cheap glass billed as “premium” build quality and gorilla glass.

          • Anonymous

            lets see…one phone is made of a glass front and back..the other has plastic..of course the iphone was gonna shatter…

          • Anonymous

            Correction…one phone has Corning Gorilla Glass installed and the other doesn’t…
            Now class, can you tell me which one that might be…

          • Anonymous

            the iphone does have gorilla glass…wtf are you talking about?

          • Anonymous

            You sure about that one?…

            How about this: Go outside and drop it on the concrete. If it breaks, I was right. If not, then you are right.

            Actually; why don’t I just save you the time:
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGgtoOcj9QQ 

          • Anonymous

            My point exactly, both the front and back of the iphone shattered, the GS2′s screen did not, it only suffered some minor scratches and dings around the edges.

      • Anonymous

        the iphone does have gorilla glass..corning just cant advertise it being on the iphone

        • Anonymous

          You sure about that one?…

          How about this: Go outside and drop it on the concrete. If it breaks, I was right. If not, then you are right.

          Actually; why don’t I just save you the time:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGgtoOcj9QQ

        • Guest

          This is true.  Corning can’t publicly say it.

        • Anonymous

          Funny, doesn’t seem to hold up as well as the phones that do advertise that they have it.

  • http://twitter.com/compywiz Jason Schollenberger

    Every time an article comes out about this phone, it’s been bad news. Now I’m so confused…

    • http://nottheeternaltao.blogspot.com/ jimstoic

      Right? First it’s the Pentile display, then it’s no Gorilla Glass. I wish the RAZR ran Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.

      • Jac_White

        Razr has a pentile display also……. also has a  worse processor, motoblur, capacitive buttons, non-removable battery, smaller screen.

        It’s thinner and has a sim card slot…..of those are deal breakers for you get the Razr.

        Who cares if it uses gorilla glass….it can scratch anyways….my OG droid is scratched to hell.   If it bothers you get a screen protector….if it breaks replace it with insurance.

        • Anonymous

          Oh My Goodness…. I Just Read That The Galaxy Nexus Isn’t Carbon Neutral.

        • Dan Meyering

          The Razr and Nexus both have the exact same processor

          • Jac_White

            Check it again…….The Razr has the 4430, The Nexus the 4460. 

          • Mgurule80

            I believe the GPU in the Nexus is bumped up a little…

          • Flyerwire

            no it doesnt. The razr is a 4430 last time they released the information

          • Guest

            WRONG!!!!!!!!!

        • miscreant

          Worse processor? Uhhh…pretty sure it’s been confirmed to have the SAME processor. Or is it just “worse” because it’s in a Moto device?

          • Guest

            Official reports state RAZR as having the older generation OMAP 4430. The sources that say 4460 are misinformed.

          • http://twitter.com/braxtron Braxtron

            But the two CPUs perform almost identically in real world applications unless you’re recording in 3D or something (which you can’t do from the Nexus anyway)

          • Guest

            still doesn’t make them the “SAME” processor.

          • Anonymous

            If they perform the “same” does it matter that one is a OMAP 4430 and the other is a OMAP 4460? 

          • Jac_White

            As I replied to another with the “same” point….One is underclocked and one is overclocked…….One will be running at 1.5 or higher shortly after it;s release and the other will still be at 1.2.    Want to guess which is which?

          • Anonymous

            You are assuming, nothing more.  Both processors are more or less exactly the same, same die process, same configuration.

          • Anonymous

            yea it does, because them performing “the same” is a matter of stretching the truth IMO, and if you think about it, why bother making a new processor if its simply the same as the one its replacing?

          • Guest

            NOT THE “SAME”!!!!!!!!!!

          • Anonymous

            Correct. These processors are way more than what is needed for mobile processing at the moment. Hell, the single core snapdragon in my Inc2 still performs very well. Nex and Razr will both have a good amount of ram too. So you will not really notice a difference in performance unless blur bogs the Razr down.

          • Jac_White

            One is overclocked and the other is underclocked……..One will most definitely be running at 1.5Ghz or greater within a month of release and the other will not.   Do the math.

          • Anonymous

            im willing to bet theyll both be running 1.5ghz and beyond. my tegra2 it running 1.68 and it started @ 1.0

          • pete

            4430 cant be clocked over 1 ghz.thats what the ti website says. its 4460 same as g nex

          • Abc

            4430 ddoesn’t come FACTORY clocked at over 1ghz Motorola OCd it to 1.2ghz

        • http://www.facebook.com/Upstreammiami Ronald Valdes

          there both the same processor you noob!

          • Jac_White

            oh really?  check it again noob.

          • Guest

            WRONG!!!!!!

          • Guest

            U misinformed bro?

          • Earleepa

            Unless I’m wrong I think they’re both omap processors. The one in the raze I may get the numbers wrong, is a 4440 and the one in the nexus is a 4460 but they’re both clocked at 1.2 ghz.

          • Earleepa

            Its a 4430 in the raze.

          • Anonymous

            4430…4431…whatever it takes :P

          • Anonymous

            LOL is that a MR MOM reference? +1 for that!

          • Tshutchison2005

            They both use the same TI OMAP 4460.

          • Tshutchison2005

            Sigh… Different sources say conflicting things. Guess we won’t know until there’s a teardown.

          • Anonymous

            The cpu speed is the same however the GPU is clocked 26% higher in the 4460 which is quite substantial.

        • Jason

          seems like every time there is a article with somethig the Gnex doesn’t have everyone needs tro get on here to tell everyone else “That’s a deal breaker!!” kinda funny to read though. Just use the invishield, have them put it on for you and they guarantee your screen, if it gets messed up they will replace it for you for free. Found it at best buy. going to get ready for the next dealbreaker article! lol I personally am just waiting for the release date cause I’m getting this phone.

          • Earleepa

            No sd card on the nexus may be a dealbreaker for me. I definitely don’t want the razr with its non removable battery.

          • Jason

            Has it actually been put out officially that there is no SD card slot? The pics on Engadget of the open back had a slot with the memory card outline above it. the left corner had the angled edge which normally stands for sd card? I don’t know, we do need some official answers to all these questions and a dang release date!!

          • Nex

            I thought that was the 4g card slot.  I don’t want the razr but the lack of an sd card does bother me.  I hope we are all wrong and it does have an sd card slot. i can’t imagine the point of leaving it out.

          • http://twitter.com/PainProphet TeHJones

            Are you sure that wasn’t the sim card slot?  I know what picture you were talking about but I couldn’t find it again to look.  

            One things for sure, Verizon has swept this phone under the rug until they’ve sold as many crappy, out of date phones before they HAVE to release the GN due to contractual obligations.  

          • Jason

            I guess it was a sim slot. I was watching a video on phandroid and the label next to it says memory: 16GB/32GB so that i’m assuming is saying no SD card. Even with the SD card on other phones can you exceed 32GB of memory? I think they are all trying to push us to use the cloud. Music always took up most of the space on my phone till I got the Google music beta and now I don’t have to waste space for music anymore, just stream from the sever. I have unlimited though, prob not cool if your under the new teired plans

          • Anonymous

            It does not have a microsd slot.  Btw, most phones support the new micro sdxc 64 GB cards now as well.

          • bigrob60

            There were two spots. Upper right that was thinner & elongated like a sim card is. And the upper left looked like the SD could be built into the phone. Even has the grey SD lock on the right side of it when looking at from the back. 
            http://www.engadget.com/photos/samsung-galaxy-nexus-hands-on/#4538666

          • Anonymous

            Cloud?  Whether you grab the Nexus on Verizon or AT&T, etc. Your gonna have good bandwidth available for accessing cloud stored material so its really not that big of a deal is it?

          • http://androidforums.com/members/kwest12.html kwest12

            What it sounds like you’re saying is that they’ll guarantee your screen will not scratch OR shatter/fracture once the ZAGG Invisible Shield is applied.  I don’t believe that is correct, but then again I’ve been wrong before.  If they truly do guarantee against screen shattering/fracturing then problem solved.

            I think what you actually meant was that ZAGG guarantees that their product will prevent scratching only and will replace your device if it fails to do so (I’m sure with certain restrictive conditions).  That would make far more sense.

            Please clarify either way.

          • Jason

            I don’t know about the shatter/fracture part but I know for sure the guarantee against the scratches. I have had one on my OG for quite some time and have dropped it several times, the screen still looks brand new. I know thats not saying the invishield is what kept it intact but the screen is still good either way. I have had the invishield replaced for free once and haven’t had any issues with it. I always have my phone in my pocket with my keys and what not, still looks good. The OG is a pretty sturdy phone and the Gnex is pretty slim so I don’t know if this will help with the shatter/fracture but I intend to put a case on it to help cushion it from drops. Especially with how much it costs to replace, oh and get the insurance to just in case.

          • Anonymous

            That does seem to be how they present it. However, unfortunately, that’s not the case.
             
            Yes, their lifetime guarantee probably does apply to screen shatter/fracture.
             
            The problem is that the lifetime warranty, despite the implications they make, doesn’t apply to the device at all. From the ZAGG website’s section on “Lifetime Guarantee”: If your invisibleSHIELD ever becomes scratched, torn, or damaged while protecting your device, we offer you a free invisibleSHIELD replacement for as long as you own your device.
             
            If the protector fails, ZAGG is going to replace the protector (yup, the one that failed), not your device.

        • Pete

          My friend razr uses the same processor as the galaxy nexus and and the screen is non pentile. Its the super amoled m3 display which is i think made by sharp. And abt the processor its omap 4460 coz 4430 can not be clocked more than 1 ghz. And 4460 can go upto 1.5 ghz. Check that in texas instruments website and about motorola application platform(motoblur) it runs smoothly and i like it better that touch wiz coz touch wiz is too complicated.

          But every has their opinion.

          • Earleepa

            If the processor can’t be clocked at more than 1 ghz for the razr. How come the specs say 1.2 ghz. Maybe you should call Texas instruments and let them know.

          • pete

            it says so coz its 4460

          • Jac_White

            It says so because it is being overclocked…….misinformed poster is misinformed.

          • Earleepa

            4460 I the nexus. 4430 in the razr. Can u really not read.

          • http://www.facebook.com/frankzermeno Frank Zermeño

            It isn’t 4460. Either your lying or were lied to.

          • Earleepa

            Feel.com droid razr specs vs galaxy nexus specs. Check it out

          • Earleepa

            That’s geek.com

        • Anonymous

          Also, it’s important to note that there are a variety of alternatives to Gorilla Glass that are damn close to it in durability. There are plenty of other companies that make other forms of fortified / tempered glass for electronic devices, Corning is just the most well known.

          • Jason

            Very true! Just because it’s not the name brand doesn’t mean the fortified glass they use won’t be good

        • http://nottheeternaltao.blogspot.com/ jimstoic

          I should have changed paragraphs. The Pentile display is inferior to the Retina display on the iPhone. The glass on the Galaxy Nexus is (maybe) inferior to the glass on the RAZR.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086900034 Joe Picone

          i read the razr is super amoled

          • Anonymous

            I thought I read plain amoled. Super amoled is samsung, right?

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      • Nfl123

        all amoled screens are pentile -_-

        • K B

          All but super amoled plus.

      • Fortesquieu

        If you read more news, you’d see that Pentile on GN isn’t a problem. It is still crisp and clear, due to the really high resolution.

    • Anonymous

      Just wait until you hold it in your hand and there are some real world use reviews then decide if you want to drop 300 on it. Waiting a little while won’t hurt you, I promise

    • EC8CH

      *pple FUD machine in full force :-)

    • Mctypething

      u confused bro?

      • Jac_White

        u a douchebag bro?

      • Guest

        you a dick bro?

        • exiOS

          No, I am a Richard.

      • dragonlord

        This news hurts my feelings. Yes bro I am sad.

    • Anonymous

      Could you point me to the bad news…. I’ve not noticed it. The only bad news is that this phone is not out yet.

    • Anonymous

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    • Anonymous

      Gorilla glass is great, but I’m sure the product they’ve used on this device doesn’t suck.  If you’re going to pay north of $300 for a phone, get the insurance and don’t worry about this crap.

      You already know the phone has mad stats and capabilities.  Wait for it to come out.  Go and play with it in the store for a while.  If you don’t care about all of the locked bootloader stuff, check out the Razr too.

      At the end of the day, their phones.  Get the one you think is going to best serve your needs.  

      • Anonymous

        If you’re going to pay north of $300 for a phone, get the insurance and don’t worry about this crap.
        ————————————–
        The problem I have with this is knowing there is no SD slot.  If my screen breaks, it’s that much harder to get all my data off the SD card.  It’s not like I can yoink the SD card out and pop it in another. 

        Some really stupid design choices on this phone.

        • dragonlord

          That’s a great point!

        • Zeadaplaya

          You also realize though that just about all of your memory is streamed right?

          • Anonymous

            What are you talking about?

    • Kixofmyg0t

      It doesn’t matter because the good news is it will have NFC!!!! N…..F…FRICKEN C!!!!!

      You’ll NEVER have to worry about scratching the screen because THE BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKABLE! How can you scratch or break the screen if it has NFC! and unlocked bootloader HMMMM!?!?!?

      that’s RIGHT you CAN’T! yup NOT possible!

      However….if you manage you get sucked into a nuclear explosion and you scratch the screen you can just hold it up to some regular glass and the NFC will REPAIR THE GLASS! ZOMG IT’S SO REVOLUTIONARY!!!!

      This is the LAST phone planet earth will EVER need! NO OTHER PHONE EVER can compete with NFC! and unlocked bootloader power! NOT EVEN STUPID QUAD CORE PHONES! Pffft. quad core is SOOOO 2012 bro. THIS IS NOW!

  • Anonymous

    I’m disappointed.  I will likely get a screen protector, but I have yet to find one I like as much as a simple “naked” screen.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1478220487 Chris Spearman

    Maybe it’ll have Dragontrail glass that I remember seeing earlier this year?

    • Anonymous

      I thought this was the case with the Nexus S, too; basically, still a hardened glass but just not made by Corning.

  • viewthis66

    not a big deal to me. 

    any news on a car mount? desk top dock? etc…

  • Lito31

    hmm wtf man, so all this phoen has going for it is, nfc and ice cream sandwich for the average consumer? hmmm

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1478220487 Chris Spearman

      And reliable updates in the future

    • Dominick DeVito

      It’s a Nexus phone. NO OTHER phone can be that for 2012. Understand what a Nexus phone is. It has NOTHING to do with cutting edge technology – it’s a “standard” for other OEMs to follow (no physical buttons, etc) – not a screen spec

      ’nuff said.

      • Phillip Dick

        What happens when Moto is making the Nexus and putting Jelly Bean on it, will you then switch alliance
        and say that Samsung released poor quality hardware.

  • Tim_Horton

    Screen saver on my first ICS device?  no way…this is lame.  

    • Anonymous

      Those things are overrated… don’t get what the big deal is…. MY Evo only really scratched a little spot aftert a year and a half. And that’s because it fell flat on its face. Nothing Uglier than a screen protector on any phone.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Eh, we pretty much expected this due to the curved screen. NOT a deal breaker, but a bummer nonetheless.

    Now here come the Moto trolls….

    • Dominickothegimp

      Your mom is a Moto troll.

    • PyroHoltz

      The HTC Sensation has a curved screen and it’s sporting GG.

      “… HTC Sensation screen is comprised of a 4.3 inch contour curved gorilla glass cover…”
      source:http://htcsensationspecs.com/htc-sensation-screen/

      Where are you getting your info, indicating that it can’t be GG and be curved?