Google Acknowledges Android 4.2 December Glitch, Talks Fix

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A few days back, a pretty glaring oversight in Google’s release of Android 4.2 came to our attention, upon the discovery that the platform’s People app wasn’t letting users enter dates that occurred during the month of December. As word of this issue spreads, Google has now spoken out about the problem on its Android Google+ account, letting us know that a fix is on the way.

For now, we don’t have a specific ETA, but given how December’s right around the corner, we imagine that Google’s working overtime to get a small update addressing this issue released before then. At least, that’s the sense we get from Google’s statement this afternoon, claiming that people with December birthdays won’t have to worry about their Android-4.2-running friends forgetting about them this year.

While a quick update would go a long way towards making things right, it’s nonetheless quite embarrassing for Google that an incident like this even happened in the first place. In fact, all the major platforms seem to have been running into their own share of glitches with recent releases; does everyone just need to slow things down, take a breath, and start putting a little more effort into quality control?

Source: Google

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