Nov 19, 2012
Google’s power has gotten out of control: they’ve canceled Christmas! Heck, they’ve canceled Hanukah and Kwanzaa too! They’ve canceled the entire month of December! Well, kind of. The People app on Android 4.2, which ships on the Nexus 4 and 10, and is now available on the Nexus 7 and Galaxy Nexus, doesn’t support picking dates that are in December. It skips right to January, as initially reported by Android Police. The good news is that the bug has been reported to Google and they have acknowledged it. A small over-the-air fix seems likely, if not potentially the app becoming a Google Play app that could be easily updated, much like Calendar.
The funny thing is that this is a situation where Google actually benefits from not having widespread OS distribution. There’s a minority of users on 4.2 (Galaxy S III owners are just now getting Jelly Bean 4.1!) and it’s likely that this will be fixed before it reaches new phones. And for the affected phones, Google has the ability to push out software updates themselves. So in a short wihle, this should be a non-issue.
Still, someone’s getting fired over this.