We have all dropped our phones before and cracked the screen. It happens all the time, but people do not fix them because it is to expensive. People then have to walk around with this big crack in their phone until they are able to upgrade their phone. Now people will not have to worry about cracking their screen thanks to Motorola. They have introduced with their partner Verizon, the Droid Turbo 2 which is said to be the first shatterproof screen. Motorola does not want people to have to live with a shattered phone. "People take it for granted that screens on phones would break," said Rick Osterloh, president of Motorola, in an interview. "Our big realization was: We shouldn't accept that." This new shatterproof screen was a big engineering breakthrough because the scree n is made of five different layers, which are designed to be shock absorbent. Typically phones float on top of the rest of the inside of the phone, but this screen is an aluminum chassis which allows for it to be attached to the rest of the phone. The next layer is a flexible display and in front of that is flexible touch layer. It is all covered by a hard exterior lens that does the job of a screen protector. Typically, most phones contain some time of glass, but the Droid Turbo 2 contains no glass even though it feels like it. This shatterproof screen was able to be run over by a horse-drawn carriage twice and came out only scratched. It is a wise move to create this shatterproof screen and the rest of the smartphone industry should join, because about 37% of smartphone owners crack their screens. Motorola and Verizon believe that this new innovation will enter the mass market.
I believe that these new shatterproof screens are a brilliant decision by Motorola and Verizon. No one else in the smartphone industry has been able to successfully engineer a shatterproof screen. Phone screens shatter all the time and people always want to replace them but they are too expensive, but if they have the option to buy a shatterproof case from the beginning that is the one they are going to choose. Since Motorola is the first one out there, they have the advantage of getting to the market first. People will be willing to pay for this phone when it comes out this week because they are guaranteed the screen will not shatter. Motorola spent the time and resources engineering this shatterproof screen so that they could be ahead of all of the other smartphone companies. This new innovation will help put Motorola and Verizon ahead of the game and in front of the competition.