Google bringing back missing December for Android 4.2 users?

Summary:An Android 4.2.1 update is apparently making its way to owners of the few devices that run the latest version of Google's mobile OS, although the lack of a changelog makes it tricky to tell what other improvements it might bring.

Google is reportedly bringing the concept of 'December' back for users of Android 4.2, the most recent iteration of its mobile operating system.

Last week someone noted that users of Android 4.2 are unable to enter any 'event' date for a contact in the month of December , as the month is simply absent from the 'People' app. Google said it was working on a fix.

This writer's Nexus 7 has not yet received the Android 4.2.1 update but, according to a Talk Android report on Tuesday, it is now rolling out gradually.

However, there is as yet no changelog for the apparent update, so it is difficult to tell what other fixes and improvements it might bring.

The number of people affected by the bug will be relatively low, as hardly any Android devices run 4.2 yet. Those that do include the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets and the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus smartphones.

ZDNet has asked Google for more details of Android 4.2.1, but has not received any reply at the time of writing.

Topics: Mobility, Google, Smartphones


David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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