Some customers who ordered Google’s official $20 Nexus 4 bumper from the Google Play store have begun receiving their shipments today. User “mb3030” on the XDA Developers forum posted a gallery of the bumper case. While there is certainly nothing too surprising, it does give us a look at what Google believes is an added bit of protection to its beloved Nexus device. It fits perfectly around the device and has buttons for the volume rocker and power button. We’ll wait to get our hands on one before giving our official opinion of the accessory.
As noted by Android Central, some customers who ordered the bumper are not so lucky when it comes to the shipping date, and it seems to boil down to when an order was placed. If the bumper was bundled in with a customer’s initial Nexus 4 order, it appears that is making shipping times for the added protection a little longer, while if ordered separately, a faster arrival seems to be the case. Google offered no official confirmation, however did say, “We are working to ship all items in your order as quickly as possible within the 3 week timeframe.”