Google promises quick fix for Android 4.2 “December” bug

Daniel Bader

November 20, 2012 2:07pm

Google has promised a quick fix to its “December” bug in Android 4.2. A few days ago it came to light that the month of December was not selectable in the birthday section of the People app, making it impossible to select someone’s birthday in the last month of the year.

We discovered a bug in the Android 4.2 update, which makes it impossible to enter December events in optional fields of the People app (this bug did not affect Calendar). Rest assured, this will be fixed soon so that those of you with December birthdays and anniversaries won’t be forgotten by your friends and family.

That’s good, because we were worried. While we’re not certain when the update will be pushed out, expect an OTA update for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 in the coming days.

Source: Android (Google+)

  • yellow

    what about nexus 4 orders :'(

    • l forgot my meds

      You using it wrong!!
      Get a complete phone.
      Get a iPhone.

    • Android = Fail

      Another Android FAIL!

  • Mike

    how about android 4.2 for my yakju Gnex :'(

  • Bob

    What’s a “December”? If Google says there are 11 months in a year, then it must be the truth.

    • Brad F(anboy)

      Google is never wrong.

      You friend’s birthday must be on Marchtember Oneteenth.

  • Alex

    LOL, and you thought iOS was bad!

  • etc

    Yeah how about the gnex 4 orders ? I ordered at 1150 on the 13th , it still days it will be delivered on the 15th. Hasn’t even been shipped yet.

  • Reolin

    How about the constant random restarting bug in 4.2? I think that’s a little more important than a missing month.

    • S2556

      there is none.
      I’m suprised such a tiny bug got so much attention. I dont even save peoples birthdays into my contacts so I never noticed lol

  • tommy

    Did google stop the OTA rollout of 4.2? Waiting for the OTA on a Gnex and I have already tried the google services trick with no luck.

  • Squint

    Has anybody tried to change or add December info in their contact info in Gmail? Since it syncs together it should work…?

  • oldschool

    If it happened on iOS, Tim Cook would go on the record and say “you’re using it wrong”

    • Tbone

      Thats so true… Nothing says we appreciate your loyalty better than by flat out insulting teir customers intelligence… Lol. Besides i would glady take a missing calder month bug like this over apples camera flare, wifi issue, gps issue and so on and so on lol

  • General Gustov

    How are we to mark Dec 21 , 2012 ( the end of the world ) or is that why it wouldnt input because it wouldnt matter anyway . hmmmmmm

    • some guy

      The calendar still works, it’s the contact birthday option that is missing December…

  • Gandu

    Daniel is 29 years of age.

  • tbv420

    And yet if the birthday was already input it still shows out correctly….. Just don’t try to edit….

  • John

    Nice to know that they have some pretty stringent testing…

  • Seriously

    Got the Yakju 4.2 update today, so it’s rolling out now (sorry Yakjux people)

  • jason

    hello i am having a problem of flashing my radio on my gnexus. long ago i was able to do it but my vol button is not working so i cant get to the recovery menu. I was wondering if anyone know another way around this.

  • nely

    Omgosh!! does that mean ppl are gonna miss my birthday!?

  • Joe

    shitty operating system is shitty

  • spanky

    Wow, got a real android following of sheep here lol

  • Craig

    i don’t have any friends with birthdays in Dec so i’m good!