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Google Nexus 4 rubber bumper is bumped

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Google Nexus 4 rubber bumper is bumped
Google has decided just like that, to no longer offer the black rubber bumpers for the Google Nexus 4. The stock Android handset had been nearly impossible to find for most of last year and currently the 16GB model ships two to three weeks after an order is placed with the Google Play Store. T-Mobile had a huge sale for the device last month with the price slashed to $49.99 with a signed two-year contract. Like the phone itself, the bumper had an up and down history of being available in the store. Last week, the grey cover for the Google Nexus 7 tablet was also pulled from the store.

The black bumpers for the Google Nexus 4 will no longer be sold

The black bumpers for the Google Nexus 4 will no longer be sold

It is possible that Google has stopped selling the black bumper in order to replace it with a different color. Recently, a white rubber bumper for the Google Nexus 4 was spotted at a Canadian retail store. The strange thing about the whole affair is that the black bumper was just re-stocked for the online store earlier this week.

If you're an Android fan, there is a positive thought you can take away from this. Perhaps the bumper, and the Google Nexus 7 cases before it, are getting pulled before some new models are introduced that make these accessories obsolete. A nice thought, yes? And Google I/O is not that far away!

source: GoogleNexus4RubberBumper, AndroidPolice via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:12 1

1. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


I believe Google should still offer at least one tier device back after each new Nexus that comes out. Such as, offering the Nexus and the Nexus 4 for sale. Choice my friends, is a good thing.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:19 2

2. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1340; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Does anyone know how to buy nexus 4 in non-google play country? I want it so badly but it's $570 in my country

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:50

8. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Have you tried eBay lately? The prices have come down since the beginning of February.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:22

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4830; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's disappointing, because the Nexus 4's glass back is slippery, how can those users protect their Nexus from sliding off?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:39 1

5. TylerGrunter (Posts: 782; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


Buying any other protective case?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:45

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4830; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nexus 4+other protective case= NO MATCH

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:58

10. TylerGrunter (Posts: 782; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


What are you talking about?
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_15?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=google+nexus+4+case&sprefix=google+nexus+4+%2Caps%2C206

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:02

11. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4830; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Thanks for the link, but what I mean "other protective case" is not from LG.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:24 1

12. Igneel (unregistered)


you should try Rearth Ringke Fusion case! It's awesome!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:37

14. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4830; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Oh, that transparent case? Yup, it looks awesome!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:38

4. avin007 (Posts: 139; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


When is this google I/O event???

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:27

13. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


May I believe.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 08:46

7. imkyle (Posts: 948; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I would have bought this, but $27 shipped for a bumper is a little crazy. Maybe $20 shipped I would have purchased it.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 09:27

9. DHILLON_ARSH (Posts: 66; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


i want a white nexus 4...nd google should give a bumper for free with every nexus purchase....
++++ the next version of nexus should have huge battery nd it should be a replacable 1....+a microsd slot+metal build

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