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Nexus 4 Bumper Case Returns to Google Play Store



In addition to stocking the Nexus 4 back in the Google Play Store today, Google has also re-stocked the elusive Nexus 4 bumper case which has been missing for several weeks.

Read: Nexus 4 Bumper Case Review.

Last night, it appeared that Google was cooking something up as far as the Nexus 4 availability was concerned. The device moved from being sold out to being listed as being temporarily out of stock. Today, we found out Google’s plan as the Nexus 4 returned to stock at the U.S. Google Play Store, the first time it has been in stock since December.


The Nexus 4 bumper case has returned to the Google Play Store.

That wasn’t the only trick that Google had up its sleeve however. In addition, one Nexus 4 accessory is back in stock at the Google Play Store, an accessory that many have been waiting weeks to buy.

The Nexus 4 bumper case has also made its glorious return to the Play Store. The accessory has long been sold out leaving Nexus 4 owners scrambling to find third-party cases or official bumper cases through third-party avenues. The quality of the former has been suspect for some while the latter often display prices much steeper than Google’s asking price of $30.

Today though, Nexus 4 owners need not worry any longer as the Nexus 4 bumper case is now back in stock and hopefully, it will remain that way for some time.  The accessory is listed as shipping out in one to two weeks just like the 8GB Nexus 4 and 16GB Nexus 4 models are and that means that those who have been looking would be smart to order it now as those times could potentially increase.

Read: Nexus 4 In Stock at U.S. Google Play Store Right Now.


The Nexus 4 bumper case returned alongside the Nexus 4.

The Nexus 4 bumper case of course is the official Nexus 4 case from Google and it protects the sides of the device while also offering a ledge that protects front and back of the Nexus 4. The latter is crucial because the Nexus 4 sports a glass backing that is susceptible to cracking if dropped. The case is also extremely slim and lightweight and it maintains the look of the edges.

Google’s Wireless Charging Orb, a long-awaited accessory, still remains missing however.



  1. Blanca Pez

    01/29/2013 at 6:35 pm

    Yawn! Too late. The Poetic Borderline bumper is as good or better at less than half the price.

    • Mike Jones

      01/31/2013 at 12:48 am

      Did you read the reviews on Amazon? Over half reported the rubber falling off after a few weeks.

    • Dave

      01/31/2013 at 11:09 am

      i’ve gone through 3 poetic bumper cases, my last 2 split in half. They are crap. I’m in for a Official Nexus 4 bumper!

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