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  1. silverthornne's Avatar
    Just noticed a few thin scratches on my Nexus 7. It surprised me since my EVO LTE and my Galaxy Tab have received much more abuse and their glass screens are in pristine form. Anyway, just a heads up!

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    Slow_S10, John-Smith and ucfgrad93 like this.
    07-17-2012 10:07 AM
  2. Slow_S10's Avatar
    Thanks for the heads up. I don't usually do screen protectors because on my other devices they have proven unnecessary but I will probably look into one for my Nexus 7 now.
    07-17-2012 10:15 AM
  3. Josefius's Avatar
    I ordered screen protectors from Amazon last weekend. Would be cool if they show up the same day as my N7.
    07-17-2012 10:18 AM
  4. patchs's Avatar
    I preordered the Zagg Invisible Shield, they ship later this week.
    07-17-2012 10:43 AM
  5. kdskinner's Avatar
    So, I see a Zagg shield in the future for mine too then. I love Zagg products, they are almost indestructible. Just ordered a Zagg skin for mine.
    skesler89 likes this.
    07-17-2012 11:59 AM
  6. eneisch's Avatar
    Disappointing to hear. Amazon Kindle Fire uses Gorilla Glass and when I sold mine to get my N7 the screen was pristine. Guess the glass was one of the places Google/Asus saved money to keep the price down.
    Daniel0418 likes this.
    07-17-2012 12:53 PM
  7. E_man's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing. Kind of annoyed, looks like I need a screen protector as well.
    07-17-2012 01:05 PM
  8. John-Smith's Avatar
    Any cheap, but good screen protectors? I can't see myself shelling out $30 for a screen protector.
    07-17-2012 01:28 PM
  9. Noah0504's Avatar
    What have you guys been doing to scratch the glass. Mine still is in pristine shape.
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    07-17-2012 01:29 PM
  10. silverthornne's Avatar
    Using it...

    Anyway, don't misunderstand me. I'm not dissing it; it's that as I expected it to be as resistant as Gorilla Glass I know some others think the same. Again, I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 for about a year and that thing hasn't even a single scratch though I've abused it (even falling asleep with it on my hand and having it hit the floor it doesn't scratch). Meanwhile I just got the Nexus 7 on Friday and it has two or three tiny scratches.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    07-17-2012 01:56 PM
  11. Noah0504's Avatar
    Using it...

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    Yikes. I'll take a better look when I get home, but I can't imagine scratches just from finger use.
    07-17-2012 02:00 PM
  12. ucfgrad93's Avatar
    Just noticed a few thin scratches on my Nexus 7. It surprised me since my EVO LTE and my Galaxy Tab have received much more abuse and their glass screens are in pristine form. Anyway, just a heads up!
    Thanks for the heads up.
    07-17-2012 02:11 PM
  13. mkiker2089's Avatar
    That's why I use a rubber tipped stylus. Your fingernails are surprisingly tough compared to plastics.
    07-17-2012 02:14 PM
  14. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    A fingernail is around 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Ordinary glass is around 5.5.

    If fingernails scratch Corning glass...
    Glass: You're Doing It Wrong
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    07-17-2012 02:24 PM
  15. mkiker2089's Avatar
    Then how are they scratching them? They aren't using diamonds for a stylus I assume. Although that would be cool.

    I'm assuming the screen isn't glass but I don't know. I do know that with plastics you have a wide range of scratch resistance. Some plastic lenses are scratched by paper towels which would most certainly be a 1 or less on the mohs scale.

    in short, what is this corning glass and how tough is it really.
    07-17-2012 02:32 PM
  16. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    Is it even glass?
    07-17-2012 02:44 PM
  17. silverthornne's Avatar
    It feels much firmer than and quite smooth so I assume it's glass.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    07-17-2012 03:07 PM
  18. vedwardsiii's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass is made by Corning Glass. Go to there website and there is a bunch of information on it.

    Google comment. "Update: Actually, there's no Gorilla Glass in the Nexus. It's just scratch resistant glass, Google told us."

    I can't find any information on the "Fit Glass by Corning". I guess that is where the details on hardness etc will be.
    07-17-2012 04:25 PM
  19. silverthornne's Avatar
    The Asus Nexus 7 page says "Corning Fit Glass.

    http://www.asus.com/Tablet/Nexus/Nexus_7/#specifications


    Some of us thought that it was a Gorilla Glass variant. From my experience I guess that just means that the glass on the screen was somehow cut, hence "fit" by Corning.

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2
    07-18-2012 06:37 AM
  20. tqmcguire's Avatar
    Any cheap, but good screen protectors? I can't see myself shelling out $30 for a screen protector.
    I don't know if this helps but Incipio has always included screen protectors for free in all the cases I've bought from them. Those protectors have been great quality and my favorites of all time. I'm waiting to see if they release a Feather case for the N7. Until then I'm being super careful. I've had all 3 iPads and never had a single scratch anywhere on them so if this thing gets a scratch I'm gonna be upset.
    07-18-2012 08:00 AM
  21. patchs's Avatar
    I'm so paranoid about the screen, that until I get my Zagg Invisible Shield, I'm leaving my Nexus 7 in the plastic cover it came in.
    Yes, I'm that paranoid.
    cordoni likes this.
    07-18-2012 08:03 AM
  22. gburns's Avatar
    GG cost more $$ than this stuff, it was a matter of saving money here to add features other places. Also, side note...GG has been around since like the 60's I think, but they never had a use for it til Apple made the iphone.
    07-18-2012 08:11 AM
  23. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    Gorilla Glass is a brand name/model (formula) of reinforced glass. It's what everyone thinks of when they hear a phone has scratch-resistant glass, much like people think 'frisbee' when referring to what others simply call a 'flying disc.'

    I don't know Corning's product line, but I suspect that Gorilla Glass is simply their premier product, and that the Corning Fit Glass is a more basic model with lower price but sacrificing something in terms of scratch resistance/thickness/flexibility.

    Gorilla Glass is almost ridiculously scratch-resistant, but after a couple of years carrying my GG-equipped phone in my pocket with keys and change, I did suffer two small scratches. The N7 will be taking less daily abuse by nature, but it is still worth considering protection unless you are exceedingly careful and would not be bothered by slight scratches should they occur.

    As to how a finger could cause a scratch on a harder surface, it would be by unintentionally sliding a particle or mote of debris of some form across the glass that was hard enough to etch it.
    07-18-2012 09:10 AM
  24. Unicorn Rancher's Avatar
    Maybe I should keep in in a large ziplock baggie.
    dougiefresh66 likes this.
    07-19-2012 03:17 PM
  25. mkiker2089's Avatar
    Doesn't the Kindle Fire have Gorilla Glass?

    I don't see how people are scratching them anyway, not by using them anyway. use either a stylus or the fat of your finger. Don't put in your pocket, don't toss you car keys on top of it, don't cut onions on it, and it should be fine. I've never scratched any device and I had a DS for years. In my experience cracks and scratches aren't from use but as I said above, storage and accidents.
    07-19-2012 03:24 PM
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