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Christmas is Canceled: Android 4.2 Skips Month of December

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Looks like 2013 is coming early for 4.2 users.

The latest version of Android's Jelly Bean comes with an interesting bug. Apparently, users are unable to add birthdays for contacts born in December because the month is missing. The issue was first reported by a user posting to the Android bug tracker on November 14. This user says he noticed the bug when trying to add a birthday to a contact for syncing with the Calendar app.

"Today I was inserting birthday of a friend in my contact list so that I can sync the birthdays in my calendar. I noticed that the December month is missing," he wrote. "When I pressed new event the calendar came but it was not having the option for the month December. I'm using Galaxy nexus running on 4.2 jelly bean which I installed yesterday on 14 November 2012. Please help me with this as I use the calendar a lot Please help me with this as I use the calendar a lot."

Google has acknowledged the error but has yet to offer a timeframe for a fix. For now, looks like you'll have to go back to marking birthdays on a real calendar. Oh, and don't forget December 25 is Christmas day.

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    zorky9 , November 19, 2012 8:16 PM
    maybe it's using the Mayan calendar.. end of the world next month! LOL
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    Kami3k , November 19, 2012 11:46 PM
    otacon72Another day and another glitch or security hole for Android..lol


    How is that Map app working for you? Oh right it's not!
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    clonazepam , November 19, 2012 8:08 PM
    I'm still on Android 4.0 so I guess that's good? hah
  • 21 Hide
    zorky9 , November 19, 2012 8:16 PM
    maybe it's using the Mayan calendar.. end of the world next month! LOL
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    killabanks , November 19, 2012 8:18 PM
    4.1.2 is stable and fast 4.0 was a little sluggish on my gnex glad i didnt jump the gun on this one
  • 3 Hide
    masterasia , November 19, 2012 8:29 PM
    Is Google paying people to discover bugs yet on Android?
    You can still edit the bdays from the Contacts list the web version of Gmail.
  • 3 Hide
    lukeiamyourfather , November 19, 2012 8:57 PM
    I'm running Android 4.2 on a Galaxy Nexus and it shows the month of December and works just fine. This issue might not affect all users.
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    Pyree , November 19, 2012 9:49 PM
    Of course there is no Christmas. Doesn't the green Android remind you of someone who stole Christmas?
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    otacon72 , November 19, 2012 9:54 PM
    Another day and another glitch or security hole for Android..lol
  • 3 Hide
    jojesa , November 19, 2012 10:19 PM
    I thought it was my phone.
    4.1 had a Enterprise WiFi bug
    4.2 a month missing bug
    Come on Google
  • 3 Hide
    kryzzay , November 19, 2012 10:57 PM
    Quote:
    Please help me with this as I use the calendar a lot Please help me with this as I use the calendar a lot."


    Copy/Paste fail.
  • 12 Hide
    Kami3k , November 19, 2012 11:46 PM
    otacon72Another day and another glitch or security hole for Android..lol


    How is that Map app working for you? Oh right it's not!
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    Anonymous , November 20, 2012 3:10 AM
    I'm running 4.2 on my Nexus 7. I have December on mine. Three birthdays and Christmas are shown.

  • 0 Hide
    olaf , November 20, 2012 6:07 AM
    Most ppl who upgraded and are whining without a factory reset ...
  • 0 Hide
    spookie , November 20, 2012 6:07 AM
    yay I'll have christmas just because they take forever bringing out 4.2 to the rest of the users. I would really like 4.2 on my Galaxy S2....once they fixed everything
  • 0 Hide
    doive1231 , November 20, 2012 7:06 AM
    Guy should stop double posting. He'll only hack Google off.
  • 0 Hide
    neon871 , November 20, 2012 8:37 AM
    This is not totally true I got the 4.2 update already on my Nexus 7 last week. I'm still waiting for my Galaxy s3 upgrade from 4.0
  • 0 Hide
    neon871 , November 20, 2012 8:43 AM
    BTW I do have December in my calendar app so I have no idea what Jane is talking about, what she smoking?
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    Vladislaus , November 20, 2012 12:40 PM
    neon871BTW I do have December in my calendar app so I have no idea what Jane is talking about, what she smoking?

    Perhaps it's a problem with the ROM on the Galaxy Nexus only.
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    Vladislaus , November 20, 2012 12:44 PM
    otacon72Another day and another glitch or security hole for Android..lol

    You're talking like iOS doesn't have any glitch or security holes.
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    panders4 , November 20, 2012 3:07 PM
    From what I understand this is editing birthdays for contacts in the people app only, the calendar app still has December.
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    jojesa , November 20, 2012 10:03 PM
    lukeiamyourfatherI'm running Android 4.2 on a Galaxy Nexus and it shows the month of December and works just fine. This issue might not affect all users.

    It shows the month of December in the calendar but it does not show when you entering the month of December on a contact. Go and check again.
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