In Android, December Forget You: Month of December Missing in Jelly Bean 4.2 - The UpStream

In Android, December Forget You: Month of December Missing in Jelly Bean 4.2

posted Sunday Nov 18, 2012 by Nicholas DiMeo

In Android, December Forget You: Month of December Missing in Jelly Bean 4.2

This was just too crazy not to mention. Those of you lucky enough to be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, with all of its cool new features and all, may not be so lucky for now. Things like Photo Sphere, gesture typing, the new "Daydream" screensaver (does it really save your screen?), WiDi technology and other enhancements may seem nice, however some essential things don't seem to exist in the new version of Android. You know, like the month of December.

Those with the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 first reported that the month of December is actually missing from the People app, and now the problem has been recognized to exist on Android 4.2 as a whole. It appears that some savvy tech heads have been able to pinpoint the problem, which doesn't appear in the Google Calendar app, only in the People app. One user said that there is a "problem with the API (particularly android.widget.NumberPicker) rather than the DatePicker widget being used in the contacts app."

So what happens now? Until Google pushes out a 4.2.1 update or even a minor refresh fix to address the issue, your year, according to Google, only has eleven months. This is perfect for those thinking the world would end in December, as you need not even worry about the month as a whole. Do you think maybe Google decided that the only important date in December was Christmas? All you need to do is go buy more Android devices for you and your friends, and don't concern yourself with the other thirty days in the month. They're simply not important.

I'd like to know how this got missed in testing, when previous versions, like 4.1 and 4.0 seem to have no issues. We'll keep you posted if we see or hear of any other strange quirks with this somewhat salty version of Jelly Bean.

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