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We all know -- and hopefully accept -- that with any new version release of Android, there's bound to be a few little bugs hidden within. While Google will test, test and test again, there's always likely to be something that slips the net, many of which most users never come across. What we find in Android 4.2 however, definitely belongs on some kind of blooper reel. They forgot December. 

Google Calendar is unaffected, so we're all good on that front. But, when adding events to profiles within your People application, there is no option to add dates in December. Loved ones birthdays, Christmas, New Years Eve, all don't exist, at least in this part of Android 4.2 anyway. We've still got a Nexus 7 lying around with Android 4.1.2 on it, and indeed over there all is well. 

If nothing else, it's pretty embarrassing. The issue has been reported to the Android bug tracker, and we can imagine that a fix will be rolled out in the not too distant future.

Source: Android Police

 

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Santa's going to be mad, Google forgot about December

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Tell that to my official Nintendo calendar that has the months of September, October, """Nobember""", and December...

Well doesn't that just suck? Considering 4.2 hasn't been pushed out to Sprint's GS3 yet and prolly won't till next year, I'm not to worried. But to all that does have 4.2 and your phone has ommited December, I'll be thinking of you when I'm opening presents :)

It doesn't appear to be affecting everyone. I updated my Galaxy Nexus to 4.2 last week and I see December just fine.

It's in the contacts app not the calendar app. It's affecting everyone on 4.2.

It's appears to be an array index bug by the sounds of it (array indexes run 0-11 so the last index is total size of array -1). So it sounds something like some difference in coding has December at position 12 while the max index is knocked down to 11. Hence December disappears.

Confirmed, the calendar is fine, but the contacts app is buggy on my Nexus 10 too.

So now I have two bugs. Barcelona went to another timezone and nobody can be born in December ;-)

Now that is funny. I can't imagine how hard it must be to get everything perfect on an entire operating system, especially one as complicated as Android. Its refreshing to see that sometimes, even the big boys and all there programmers, editors and testers screw up big. Makes me feel like I'm not all alone when I make mistakes in business.

There's nothing refreshing about this. Missing a month, it's just beyond a stupid mistake. There's mistakes, then there's stupid mistakes, then there's this turd.

No, Google is trying to hide December from us.

No December means no December 21 and the world
won't end!

Google is protecting the planet.

BUT Google is only protecting Android users, does that mean that after December 21 2012, there will be no more iFans? Oh Bless Google!

edit: Daf L is right. It affects everyone, but only the contacts app seems to be affected, not the calendar.

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My Nexus 10 doesn't show this one, but there's Barcelona at timezone GMT-8 instead of GMT+1

Later I discovered there's two cities int he list named Barcelona and one is correct, but that will piss more than one until they notice the second one :-)

It's the events in the contact app not the calendar. Everyone has it. It's not random, it's part of 4.2

Can anyone point me to where these things get reported? I have a bug to report with the new always-on VPN but I don't know where to report it.

How are they suppose to ship my nexus 3 weeks late if that time doesnt exist. Your batting a thousand lately google

@slider999 As a person of Jewish persuasion ... I can say with all honesty that you are a troll. And that I'll have some fried rice on Christmas day and thinking about how you deserve coal in your red sock.

heh. Al Queda indeed. \/\/hatever.

This just proves what I suspected ... 4.2 was not QAed very well. The lagginess and momentary lock ups I'm experiencing indicate a rushed release.

Here's to 4.2.1 coming out very, very soon....! (raises glass)

Santa doesn't use an iphone. Come on. Use some common sense here. Santa most of the time wears glasses and has to use riendeer to navigate around the globe. Not only would apple maps get them seriously lost if he was to use it, Santa can't see that tiny 4" screen effectively. So my guess is that he uses Samsung's Galaxy S III.

But there's no December 2013, either. Actually, schedule it on your calendar. You'll just run in to trouble next year when you cannot put your anniversary as an event in the People/Contacts app.