28 November 2012Droid Life:
Let me say that again — both the Optimus G and Nexus 4 cracked in my possession without ever dropping them. You know what did it? Setting them down gently onto my room temperature stone countertop. That’s it. The temperature change after it went from my warm hand to a room temperature countertop was apparently enough to split both devices’ glass backs almost directly down the middle.
I think the industry learnt that glass was not a great material from the fragility of the 4 and 4S; it is baffling that Google would continue the trend.
Although, at least the iPhone didn’t crack by merely setting it down on a table.