Google Nexus 4 rubber bumper is bumped

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.

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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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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14 Comments

1. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 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.

2. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 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

8. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

5. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Buying any other protective case?

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nexus 4+other protective case= NO MATCH

10. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

12. Igneel unregistered

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

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

4. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

When is this google I/O event???

13. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

May I believe.

7. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

9. DHILLON_ARSH

Posts: 66; Member since: Mar 11, 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 ND A BETTER CAMERA hit like if u agree

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