If you have a birthday in December and a lot of friends who use the Android 4.2 platform, you may be waiting a long time for your birthday card until Google (News - Alert) fixes a weird problem with the release.
The bug reportedly affects the Android 4.2 People app (not the calendar function) in which the month of December simply does not exist for those entering a calendar “event” in a contact’s details. Google is reportedly hard at work on a fix that will be found in the 4.2.1 update.
The good news for Android (News - Alert) users who have stuff to do in December is that Android 4.2 isn’t on a whole lot of devices. The device in which the version is found includes Google's Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus handsets, and the company’s Nexus 7 tablet. Users of the Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1.1 have not experienced the same problem.
The problem was first reported on a user website in mid-December. The poster, who has a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.2, said, "Today I was inserting birthday of a friend in my contact list so that I can sync the birthdays in my calendar," he wrote. "I noticed that the December month is missing. When I pressed new event the calendar came but it was not having the option for the month December."
Google has acknowledged the problem in a recent Android forum post and has said that the company is "tracking" the bug.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman