Google ships the Nexus 4 bumper in the UK

by: Bams SadewoDecember 7, 2012

Finally putting the weary minds of many Nexus 4 owners at ease, we’re now hearing reports that the black bumper for the latest Nexus phone is on its way to some lucky UK customers.

Those who managed to snag the Nexus 4 bumper from Google Play Store in the UK have reportedly received shipping confirmation from Google. Interestingly, some folks who ordered during the second wave of availability have gotten their confirmation ahead of those who ordered at launch day. We’ll put it down to yet another one of Google’s snafu.

The bumper case shortage has given way to the jacking up of its price tag on eBay. In the UK, the price has ballooned up to £40 – £60, quite a markup from its original £15.99 pricing.

Now, let’s hear it from our readers. Did you order a bumper case alongside the Nexus 4? Was it because you’re worried about the back glass? Have you heard anything back from Google regarding the shipment?

  • Tim

    I did not order one on the first day as I did not want to muck up my chances of getting the phone. I succeeded in getting a phone and am using a clear TPU case that cost less than $6. Looks nice on it. After reading a story on someone breaking the back just from the temperature change of the counter and the phone, I thought it was wise to do something. The TPU has a nice stickiness to it and makes me less nervous about holding the slippery phone when it was case less.

  • Both the phone and it says 3-5 working days to be delivered, so far I haven’t received anything about the delivery, shall I start to get worried?
    BTW I haven’t even tried to get a bumper, just wanted to guarantee the phone!