It seems that we guessed this one right. Corning has officially announced the new generation of its popular damage-resistant glass. Gorilla Glass 2 has the same scratch and impact resistance as its predecessor despite being 20% thinner.
With thinner cover glass, devices don’t have any excuse for not shedding their holiday fat. So, you can expect slimmer devices and more variety in terms of designs and form factors — maybe we’ll now see more curved screens with Gorilla Glass protection. Also, because the screen will now be closer to your fingers, you will be getting a better touch experience, and better optical performance. If manufacturers choose to optically laminate the screen (i.e. iPhone), the screen will truly seem like it is floating at the edge of the device.