Google gives Nexus 4 bumper case the axe

March 14, 2013
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    It was only last week that the grey cover for the Nexus 7 was pulled from Google Play, now it looks like the Nexus 4 bumper case will be heading off to the sunset as well. After briefly returning to the Play Store yesterday (did you manage to get one?), the official bumper for Google’s flagship handset is now listed as “no longer available for sale”.

    Has Google lost interest in selling accessories on its online store? It sure seems like it to us. However, there’s still a chance that Google will restock the bumper, but not just in the same color. A few days ago, the white variant of the bumper has been spotted at a retail store in Canada.

    Maybe, just maybe, Google will have the white bumper up on the Play Store. But we wouldn’t hold our breath. If you don’t want to wait too long to find out, it’s best to venture elsewhere to accessorize your precious Nexus 4.

    So long, official Nexus 4 bumper in black! It’s like we hardly knew ye at all, but that’s entirely your fault.

    Comments

    • Philippe Radlovic

      Argh!!!

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    • Nick Dion

      Wow, wasnt expecting this but it MAKES SENSE! The 3 people that i know that got the Nexus 4 and bumper case, each of their cases broke at the bottom part surrounding the Charging port. Each called and got them refunded, so most likely many more people have had similar issues.

      • http://twitter.com/SanzaBlanco Curtis Cook

        Exactly what happened to me. It’s a $30 POS… Period. Glad I was able to get a refund.

    • Alain Lafond

      Way to go Google, keep on dreaming of a brick and mortar store chain… As for me, yesterday I received my WHITE BUMPER from my service provider, Videotron in Canada… It’s soooooooooo rare that, here in Canada, we get something before… lol

    • Phil Larsen

      Grabbed one yesterday. Almost didn’t…but then I re-read an article about how the phone could easily break.

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