Google: We Promise to fix the December Bug in Android 4.2

November 20, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Today Google acknowledged that there was a bug in Android 4.2 that kept users from selecting December in the People App for events. This was noticed about 5 days ago after the final version of Android 4.2 hit and users started getting their Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 orders. With more arriving today. Yesterday we put together a post documenting all the bugs we had found already in Android 4.2 among the Nexus devices. We also asked for our readers input, and it seems like there are a few more bugs that we hadn’t heard of, like Wifi connecting problems on the Nexus 7, and some Bluetooth issues as well. So hopefully when Google rolls out Android 4.2.1 pretty soon we’ll get fixes for those bugs as well.

Here’s the statement from the official Android Google+ Account regarding the December bug:

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). 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.

So it sounds like we should be getting an OTA in the next few days. But with Thanksgiving in just two days, it may be next week before that happens. It should definitely happen before December 1st, since that’s the month that’s missing. But Google has been known to surprise us, they could start the OTA today. As soon as we hear anything about the Android 4.2.1 OTA we’ll be sure to let you know, so you can spam your Check for Updates button and I’ll be right there with you spamming my update button on my Nexus 4.

What other bugs do you want Google to fix in Android 4.2.1? How about the battery drain and slow charging problem? Or the Bluetooth issues? Let us know what you want to see fixed in the comments below. Hopefully Google is reading and will fix them.