Google forgets to include December in its Android 4.2 People app, Holidays are officially cancelled

Google forgets to include December in its Android 4.2 People app, Holidays are officially cancelled
Here is one big omission in Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - December. Yes, the whole month of December has disappeared from Android’s People app and from November you go straight into January when trying to pick a date. The Holidays are cancelled, Santa ain’t coming, kids.

Unless Google fixes this and saves Christmas. Which we hope it will. The issue has been submitted and acknowledged by Google, so we expect Android 4.2.1 to come sooner rather than later.

The missing December was spotted on a number of devices running 4.2 including the new Nexus 4, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets. Earlier versions of Android don’t have this bug.

And here is the official thread for the issue on the Android bug tracker. Fingers crossed this gets fixed soon.

source: Android Police

People app in Android 4.2 (right) vs 4.1 (left)
People app in Android 4.2 (right) vs 4.1 (left)

People app in Android 4.2 (right) vs 4.1 (left)


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17 Comments

1. jsdechavez

Posts: 783; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

haha.. The Grinch strikes again!

3. MeoCao unregistered

That's hilarious, from now on December will be replaced by Googlember, Santa Clause will be replaced by a certain green robot and you can wish anything you like as long as it's available in Play Store.

14. JonBjSig

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Or replace with Google's member. I'd gladly suck on that rather than a candy cane.

15. MeoCao unregistered

Sure, Sergey Brin is now competing for Santa's position. He says he has practiced parachuting a lot and with the help of his Google glass can aim to the chimney with great precision.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Maybe the Mayan calander freaked Android out :) Nothing Google can't fix.

4. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

They should have tried to save the world by omitting the End of the World day in December...

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

That's pretty freaking funny. Must be an inside job. Developer responsible the bug must hate XMas.

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Can't you see Google is just trying to save the world? If December doesn't exist, then December 21st can't happen right? Right? Guys???

7. TheOldOne

Posts: 196; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

confirmed on takju Galaxy Nexus running 4.2

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Guys Google just saved the world from being destroyed, with no December there is no Mayan calendar so the world is saved

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Aahh.....me , my son, my kids mother, her grandmother, her sister, old supervisor....wont have birthdays this year... :(

10. frustyak

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Google dropped the ball with the 4.2 version. I have more than a few apps that broke after the update, and missing December? It sounds funny on the surface, but that's some seriously bad QA. What other bugs did they miss?

11. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I know...Many have been calling Android 4.2 the Vista of Androids. Many apps broke, had to factory reset for it to be working properly, and it's obviously slightly laggier and a battery drainer, used to be able to go a whole day and be left with about 40%, now I hit 40% halfway thru... To top that off, the lockscreen widgets thing is just clunky...Hope they polish everything up in 4.2.1 or something.

13. frustyak

Posts: 247; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Bluetooth broken when streaming music over wifi, Google Voice messaging broken, etc. It would be one thing if these were obscure bugs that only occured in rare circumstances and were hard to reproduce. But these are in-your-face bugs that should have stopped the update from being released. 4.1.2 was not that long ago. 4.2 has 'rushed' written all over it - probably to make sure it got included with the new Nexus devices.

17. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Vista gets a bad rap. After service paks....it became better. Just like XP did. Just like most OS's do after updates, fixes. Many dont remember when XP first came out.....it was considered a mess too. SP2 fixed alot of issues.

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

you can just use the people app from 4.1.2 - download the gapps from the web and replace in system/apps folder using root explorer.

16. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

This has to be the worse update, ever. Galaxy Nexus performance is lacking and lagging.

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