1st Phablet with Gorilla Glass 4: Note 4

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  1. Tsepz, Dec 11, 2014
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  2. Armen, Dec 11, 2014
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    Corning and Samsung got together and decided the Note 4 would be their guinea pig in a massive public beta test and you are puffing up your chest with pride.
     
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    Really? Beta testing? You sound bitter, or hopefully you just forgot the sarcasm notation.
     
  4. Armen, Dec 11, 2014
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    Corning manufactures a new Gorilla Glass

    Corning tests the integrity/performance of this Glass internally

    To avoid massive recall/backlash/legal issues it limits the availability of the glass to only a few handsets.

    Call it what you will this is a massive field test being conducted by using the Note 4 and the Alpha as its test device . If Corning was so confidant in the initial release of this product it would have been available on more handsets right from the beginning.

    It's more of a "let's see how this performs in the hands of thousands of every day people before we release it to millions".
     
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    Calm down, its taken from the article, maybe if you stopped being so bitter and check the links you would've picked that up.
     
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    Yeah because only thousands bought the Galaxy Alpha and Note 4...

    Your weird little theory would have more grip had they not released it on all of the new phones made by Android's biggest hardware manufacturer. Apple didn't exactly have a huge testing program for their strengthened glass either before releasing it for mass consumption.
     
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    They have to keep telling themselves all kinds of crazy things these days after GT failed to bring the sapphire and their phones ended up with whatever was left.

    I'm just glad to know I have a phone with GG4 :)
     
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    I dont believe the gg hype, every phone I have had with it has had scratches
     
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    What am I being bitter about exactly?
     
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    You're making sweeping generalizations about something you know very little about. This style of posting is getting a little old so please stop.
     
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    http://www.corning.com/news_center/news_releases/2014/2014120902.aspx

    "CORNING, N.Y., December 09, 2014 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced today that Samsung has chosen 0.4 mm thick Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 as the discrete touch cover glass in their sleekest smartphone ever – the Galaxy ALPHA."

    Corning spends a great deal of time collaborating with Samsung to recommend solutions that will continually improve their device design and performance,” said Cliff Hund, general manager and president, Corning East Asia. “Device makers want to go thinner without sacrificing damage resistance. Samsung is not only meeting these requirements, but is on the cutting edge of smartphone design. The Galaxy ALPHA is the culmination of our close collaboration with Samsung.

    Notice how this article doesn't mention anyone else other than Samsung?

    -Is it because no other manufacturer cares for stronger glass? Highly unlikely
    -Is it because other manufacturers want to wait and see what happens with Samsung first before they commit? More likely, hence going back to my point...GUINEA PIG.
     
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    Wow how quickly a fairly positive news thread was hijacked once again by those that have to find negativity in everything...
     
  13. mKTank, Dec 11, 2014
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    These are the only ones announced so far. There could be any number of reasons why it's only on Samsung (as far as we know), from the manufacturers not disclosing what glass tech they're using to Samsung getting early access to the fact that the tech only became available for the latest phones to hit the market (while others like Nexus 6 don't have it perhaps because of budgeting reasons). The solid fact is that neither you nor I know why. Yet I don't go bashing something I'm clueless about, generating conspiracies from thin air like you are doing right now.

    You're making the rest of us iPhone fans look bad. :(
     
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    Exactly ... There seems to be an influx of late of posters turning up round here simply to do that.
     
  15. Naramis macrumors member

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    It's not a software with millions of lines of code that needs extensive beta testing to find elusive bugs, it's a piece of glass. A new iteration of a product that's been around for years. How can you even apply the term "beta testing" to something like this?
     
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    I agree with this...
     
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    Man come on. Most of us try to sit out the first release of anything until they get the kinks out of it. I'm not bringing up a conspiracy. I'm just saying Samsung is literally volunteering to massively test this product first before anyone else. That's not something to be proud of.
     
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    And are you an employee at Corning? Are you cousins with the senior chief of QA? Huh? What connections do you have with Corning that makes you so comfortable to say that they haven't already done super extensive testing? Or do you just bash anything that has to do with Samsung?
     
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    Ok let's give this a rest. Let's see what happens in coming months.
     
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    Are you beta testing the new 6 Plus and all it's new parts?
     
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    1st Phablet with Gorilla Glass 4: Note 4


    Yes sir.

    Been lucky. Mind doesn't bend, reboot, freeze or die in 4 hours.
     
  23. Sevanw macrumors 6502a

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    And did you share your excitement for that? It would seem by your posts, you did. In which case you were huffing and puffing your chest with pride as you call it. That makes your posts in this thread pointless. Done and done.
     
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    1st Phablet with Gorilla Glass 4: Note 4


    Hard to huff and puff when anything Apple does is downplayed by everyone.

    The iPhone could hover and have jet thrusters and people would "meh"
     
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    Glad Samsung is using gg4 but my friends alpha got a small crack in the screen already.

    They should Mame the screens thicker instead of trying to make them as thin and light as possible.

    Not going to lie though the cell took a huge digger and I was surprised it only got a small crack in the screen and didn't spider web it like all other phones I've seen
     

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