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Google cancels birthdays in December

Android 4.2 bug gets rid of Christmas too
Mon Nov 19 2012, 12:49
Android Jelly Bean

IT'S BAD LUCK if your birthday is in December, as Google has gone and cancelled it.

Well, not quite. Some Android 4.2 Jelly Bean users have spotted an issue with the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, in that it won't let you add birthdays or anniversaries to the Android calendar in December.

The problem seems to be affecting those using the newly released Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices, devices on which Google is even refusing to allow Christmas. However, we're running Android 4.2 on our Google Nexus 7 tablet, and we're pleased to see that Christmas is still going ahead.

"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," wrote Rohit Naik, one of the people that found the error.

"When I pressed new event the calendar came but it was not having the option for the month December. I'm using Galaxy nexus running on 4.2 jelly bean which I installed yesterday on 14 November 2012."

Google has yet to respond to our request for comment, but it seems likely that the firm might roll out an Android update soon. µ


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