Google has always been very keen to keep its Android OS updated. Soon after launching the Android 4.0 ICS sandwich, they rolled out an update for it. After some months, Google introduce another new version of its OS called Android Jelly Bean 4.1. Many people were thinking that Android 4.1 is just an updated version of Android 4.0 but Jelly Bean was completely different from the previous version. Recently, Google updated Android Jelly Bean from 4.1 to 4.2 and now it has been confirmed hat in December, Android 4.2.1 will be made available as well.
Google has confirmed today that an update will be rolled out for Android Jelly Bean 4.2 to fix and Android Glitch due to which the month of December was completely removed from People app.
All those who upgraded recently to Android Jelly Bean 4.2 were affected with the problem. If anyone tried to enter some information in the month of December, they were not successful in completing the task because due to some unknown reason, there was no month of December in the system and people app at all. The Calendar directly skipped from November to January, which is quite funny and embarrassing for a name like Google. However, the latest update will remove this problem completely.
In order to stop 2013 to start one month early, Android is rolling out an update called Android 4.2.1. Some of the users have already started receiving the updates. The updates have been rolled out from today and in few days, all the people whose devices are running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 will get an update to 4.2.1.
There are certain devices that were running on Android Jelly Bean 4.2 from the beginning like Nexus 4 and Nexus 7. However, an update for both these devices has been rolled out by Google as well. If you haven’t received an update so far, be patient, very soon your device will also be updated.
For the first time, a user name Rohit reported the “December Problem” on Google forums at November 14. He owned a Galaxy Nexus in which Android 4.2 Jelly Bean was running. He wrote, “Today I was inserting birthday of a friend in my contact list so that I can sync the birthdays in my calendar, 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.”
Last week, the problem was addressed by Android Team. They also issued a public update through a Google+ post. “We discovered a bug in the Android 4.2 update, which makes it impossible to enter December events in optional fields of the People app (this bug did not affect Calendar),” they wrote. “Rest assured, this will be fixed soon so that those of you with December birthdays and anniversaries won’t be forgotten by your friends and family.”
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