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Google to Fix Android 4.2 December Bug

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Issue causes latest version of Google's platform to skip month of December.

Google has vowed to fix a glitch that results in the month of December being omitted from the Android 4.2 contacts app.

Currently, the upcoming month is non-existent when viewing the date selector in Jelly Bean's People application. Subsequently, it's impossible to enter dates for your contacts such as birthdays, etc. in December.

"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," the search engine giant said.

Based on Google's statement, the glitch should be addressed through an update before the end of next week. An over the air update is the expected method of how the firm releases the patch.

Android 4.2, now available on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones and Nexus 7 and 10 tablets.


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    ttcboy , November 21, 2012 10:35 PM
    Coz android knows that the world gonna end in Dec 2012 :p 
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    ttcboy , November 21, 2012 10:35 PM
    Coz android knows that the world gonna end in Dec 2012 :p 
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    alextheblue , November 21, 2012 10:36 PM
    Quick, where are all the guys that were bashing MS whenever Windows Phone has a bug! Oh wait this is Google... give them a pass, it's only December! I mean, who even needs that month? Santa can just go f himself.
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    kryzzay , November 21, 2012 10:40 PM
    Yeah Santa can go f himself.
  • 9 Hide
    joytech22 , November 21, 2012 10:43 PM
    Bug found and patched within 2 weeks.
    Not bad.

    Most rollouts for bug fixes take months.
  • 8 Hide
    HDmac , November 21, 2012 10:44 PM
    What are they going to do, NOT fix it? Why is this even an article?
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    nebun , November 21, 2012 10:45 PM
    ok....what's taking them so long????
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    abbadon_34 , November 21, 2012 10:46 PM
    a week to go ...
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    Darkk , November 21, 2012 11:01 PM
    Wow.. Y2K bug?
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    azraa , November 21, 2012 11:15 PM
    alextheblueQuick, where are all the guys that were bashing MS whenever Windows Phone has a bug! Oh wait this is Google... give them a pass, it's only December! I mean, who even needs that month? Santa can just go f himself.


    Yeah, maybe is a generalized bias in favor of Google (and deserved in my opinion, Google XXXXing rocks), however, this bug was not that relevant anyway, and their fixes are always fast. This is more of an anecdote rather than a world-stoping issue. Chill out.

    Edited out potty mouth curse word ... baby Jesus wept.
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    jojesa , November 21, 2012 11:55 PM
    alextheblueQuick, where are all the guys that were bashing MS whenever Windows Phone has a bug! Oh wait this is Google... give them a pass, it's only December! I mean, who even needs that month? Santa can just go f himself.

    You should go back and read the previous article about this issue. Blabber mouth.
    It wasn't even a big deal since the data could have been entered thru Google Calendar on a computer.
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    bmerigan , November 22, 2012 12:05 AM
    HDmacWhat are they going to do, NOT fix it? Why is this even an article?

    That's exactly what I thought when I read the heading
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    otacon72 , November 22, 2012 12:28 AM
    jojesaYou should go back and read the previous article about this issue. Blabber mouth.It wasn't even a big deal since the data could have been entered thru Google Calendar on a computer.


    Missing an entire month isn't a huge issue?...lmao Between the security holes, malware and glitches like this Android is on a rapid decline.
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    Jerky_san , November 22, 2012 1:30 AM
    Expect it on verizon by December of next year
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    cookoy , November 22, 2012 7:05 AM
    Just fix it and rollout the update. How can such a bug pass testing and quality check?
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    Anonymous , November 22, 2012 8:52 AM
    Android is a joke. Google steals linux, and then expects their users to provide software for free via their app store, and then they wonder why all the apps are garbage. Google's own apps aren't even that great. The email app that came on my phone would crash on opening the inbox, and this was never patched or acknowledged. Only fixed MONTHS later when a new version of Android rolled out. The calendar app, again by Google, would open to random days instead of, you know, today's day. To top it off, the whole interface looks and feels goofy, like a tech demo built on Win98SE or something.
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    Anonymous , November 22, 2012 9:28 PM
    No y2k bug, just a schoolboy programming error - lists in java use zero positioning, so January is object 0 and not 1 (which is what was used in the 4.2 code).
    Just in case you missed the original article :) 
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    jerm1027 , November 23, 2012 10:07 AM
    otacon72Missing an entire month isn't a huge issue?...lmao Between the security holes, malware and glitches like this Android is on a rapid decline.

    Well, the security holes aren't an issue with Android as much as it is carrier lockdown. Ever had a rooted phone? Any app that is going to do anything significant with your phone needs your explicit permission to run, which severely hampers the effectiveness of any malware. It also grants you the ability to actually update your software that is both more featured and more secure. Linux is, and always has been about control, and Android is built on Linux. Instead of working with it, carriers and manufacturers are fighting it to force you to buy a new phone every year and breaking some things in the process. As for bugs, there is no such thing as bug-free software.
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