Nexus 4 Price Drop Available to Some Past Buyers
Yesterday’s Nexus 4 price drop is available to previous buyers of the Nexus 4 who bought the device within 15 days of Google’s $100 price cut and bought the device through the Google Play Store.
Those who bought the Nexus 4 within 15 days of yesterday’s Nexus 4 price cut now have 15 days to reclaim $100 from Google thanks to the company’s Price Protection Program for device’s purchased through the Google Play Store.
What this means is that those who recently bought the Nexus 4 can fill out a quick little form on Google’s website and get refunded the difference in price. Again, not all Nexus 4 owners can do this, only those that bought it within 15 days of yesterday’s price drop.
Read: Nexus 4 Price Drops $100.
Google is also quick to point out that “typos and incorrect asset numbers may cause your request to be denied” so those who are submitting the form will want to fill it out carefully in order to secure a refund.
Google’s Nexus 4 saw its price drop by $100 across the board yesterday with the 8GB Nexus 4 now listed at $199 and the 16GB Nexus 4 now available for $250. Since November, those devices had been available for $299 and $350 respectively.
The company has not said why it issued the price drop or if it will be permanent though we are suspecting that it has something to do with Apple’s rumored iPhone 5C and that it will indeed last all the way up until the company introduces a new Nexus smartphone, thought to be the Nexus 5.
Apple is thought to be announcing a new cheap iPhone dubbed iPhone 5C at its rumored September 10th launch event. The device is rumored to be coming in around $400 unlocked though that price isn’t confirmed. One of the Nexus 4′s biggest assets is its price which checks in far below the average price for an unlocked phone so it appears that Google may be launching a pre-emptive strike to counter Apple’s plans.
The Nexus 4 remains one of the best Android smartphones on the market, combining that price with high-end hardware and vanilla Android software. The device does not have 4G LTE data speeds however, something that could emerge on the iPhone 5C.