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Mar
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Nexus 4 bumper cases have been out of stock on the US Play Store for at least a month now, but today they've finally returned - same price, same place.

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The official Nexus 4 bumper will run you $20 plus tax and shipping, which is indeed quite pricey for such a simple little item. While Google does seem to have stabilized Nexus 4 stock in the last month, it's more than a bit befuddling to me that they can't keep a cheap piece of plastic in stock to match the demand of the phone for which it is exclusively built. Because come on, Google - this month-long wait shouldn't have happened in the first place.

If you're looking to pick one up, head to the Play Store link below.

Play Store (US)

David Ruddock
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  • Craig M

    Purchased. Thank for the heads up guys.

  • JonJJon

    I don't even know how long the UK play store has been out of stock of these things anymore, I went ahead and ordered the Poetic Bumper (apparently it's had several revisions to make it more durable now, and even if it isn't they seem to keep good to their 3 year warranty and replacing broken bumpers) Just a shame it seems to have been lost in the post so Amazon sending out another. It's amazing how long I've persisted in trying to get a bit of plastic to put around my Nexus 4 lol

  • Dave Pellegrin

    Thanks for the heads up!

  • Rick Keith

    I just ordered a knock off from Amazon earlier today and now I read this. It's so frustrating waiting for Google to get their act together when it comes to selling devices and accessories.

  • Andrew

    Does anyone own one of the official ones? My brother ordered an unofficial copy from Amazon, where all the reviews insisted it was identical to the real thing, and it's an absolute piece of shit. It's incredibly flimsy, bendy, barely hugs the case at all. It's just terrible, and it was almost the same price as Google's.

    • Scott

      The reviews actually say the official one is pretty good. Pretty snug on the device from what I can remember.

    • crhistian

      I have the official one, its back in stock and has been for about a month now if you're interested. I love it, not flimsy at all but you do have to be careful because of the glass backside.

      • crhistian

        whoops sorry thought u were talking about the actual device

    • http://www.facebook.com/archercc Ryan Stewart

      MY official one is snug, kind of rubbery with a metal band around the middle to give it structure. I wish it was more tacky though, like the sides of the phone.

  • Scott

    Google really needs to step up their game if they want to compete with anything hardware. Being out of stock on something this long doesn't cut it, not to mention the Nexus 4 going in and out of stock so fast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.coffey David M. Coffey

    ....and it's out of stock already. wow. i must have got lucky. i bought my bumper with my nexus 4 about 5 weeks ago.

  • Saskia Ghirotti

    Just checked google play and the bumper case is listed as 'no longer available for sale'. Anyone know when it will be on sale again? This is so frustrating! My husband has the original bumper case, and it is great. Would love to be able to purchase it for myself!