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Did Android Forget Christmas?

Android has forgotten Christmas. Well Jelly Bean 4.2 version has, anyway.

Yes, if you’re the proud owner of a Nexus 7 or Asus Nexus 10 tablet running 4.2 then Christmas is cancelled.

Well not quite, but the month of December is not included in the 2012 calendar of the People/Contacts app, as reported by the geeks at Android Police.

Droid Police verified the bug on the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tabs running Google’s Jelly Bean 4.2 and others have spotted the bug on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, which has also received the 4.2 update, recently.

The issue was also highlighted in a Android blog:

“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.

“I’m using Galaxy nexus running on 4.2 jelly bean which I installed yesterday on 14 November 2012.Please help me with this as I use the calendar a lot”

Another wrote on the Android code blog: “Either this has something to do with the end of the world in 2012, or Google is the Grinch Who Stole Christmas.”

Google has recognised the problem so its likely a fix is on the way.