Google working on returning missing December to Android 4.2 users

Summary:A bug in the Android 4.2 'People' app has removed December as an option for users trying to input birthdays or other events in a contact's information.

Google is reportedly working on a fix for a strange bug in Android 'Jelly Bean' 4.2 that makes it impossible to set a contact's birthday for December.

The bug affects the Android 4.2 People app, in which the month of December simply does not exist for those entering a calendar 'event' in a contact's details. According to reports, Google is already working on a fix that will be found in a 4.2.1 update.


Android 4.2 is only found on a handful of devices at this point, including Google's Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus handsets, and the Nexus 7 tablet.

The version shares its Jelly Bean codename with Android 4.1, and offers only minor differences compared to that iteration, chiefly the addition of 'Gesture Typing' and a 360-degree panorama feature for the camera app.

Topics: Mobility


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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