MOBILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Google has promised that the bug that wiped December 2012 off the calendar in its Android 4.2 Jelly Bean update is being addressed.
Some Android smartphone users flew into a panic in November when, after the update was rolled out, they were unable to find December in their calendars.
The issue arose when, for example, a user tried to input a mate's birthday in the contacts app of their phone or tablet.
It led to concerns that Christmas had been cancelled, or, less severe, that people would forget to send their friends birthday cards during the month.
Fear not though brave calendar users, as Google has promised a fix, saying in a Google+ post that it has just discovered the issue.
"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)," says the post.
"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."
The problem seems to affect those using the newly released Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 devices, and then only in their People contacts app. µ
Plus the cost of ambition as moonshots eat into the coffers
Spoiler alert: it's probably VeriSign
Did we say cuts off? We meant traps them inside their own home