Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Is Missing The Month Of December, Google Says A Fix Is Coming

Well now, this is a pretty big “oops,” isn’t it?

With the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.2, now available for Nexus devices, many people have been grabbing the update over the last few days. Everything appears to be going smoothly with the update, and the new features look good…except for one little thing: the month of December is missing.

Now, it’s not quite as bad as it sounds – the calendar app still has the month of December on it, and you can still view that part of the calendar. What you can’t do, however, is put anyone’s birthday on that calendar, because December is missing from the little date picker in the People app. It goes straight from November to January, with nary a Christmas month to be found.

It’s a bit of an embarrassing oversight on Google’s part, and they’ve been rather sluggish in responding to the issue. It was first noticed last Friday, shortly after the update became available, and Google has just today acknowledged the issue. In a post on the Android Google+ feed, Google says:

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.

Thankfully, it looks like a fix will be available before the month of December actually arrives, so your marriage/friendship with your December-born acquaintances will not be destroyed by Google’s inopportune blunder.

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