Nexus 4, now less like a bar of soap (Nub, Nub)

With the nubs, the Nexus 4 rests just slightly above any surface, and the rubber provides the necessary friction and reduce heart palpitations in the process.

LG Nexus 4 Nub

Recent Nexus 4 buyers may have noticed something new with Google’s flagship Android device: nubs. The tiny rubber feet sit on the rear of the phone, and according to The Verge, prevent the phone from slipping off surfaces like a bar of soap.

Early buyers circumvented the phones notoriously shift happy ways by using the bumper case – also available direct from Google Play. But some complained about the additional bulk that the case added to the otherwise svelte LG design.

With the nubs, the Nexus 4 rests just slightly above any surface, and the rubber provides the necessary friction and reduce heart palpitations in the process.

The Nexus 4 was launched November 2012. Google experienced strong demand, and the phone smartphone quickly sold out. Today, the phone is now readily available for $299 (8GB), and $349 (16GB).

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  • Rabid Rotty

    One other overlooked benefit, the nubs also take the speaker off the surface and allows for better sound and not muffled. One of the benefits of my Rearthusa hybrid case. I also had a Zaggs film put on both the front and back which is a bit tacky so when my N4 is naked, it prevents slipping on smooth surfaces.the down side iss that the front is a little tacky as well and prevents an ultra smooth swipe experience, but guess gotta take the bad with the good