Google has begun rolling out Android 4.2.1 to the LG Nexus 4 and Google Nexus 7, addressing a rather shaming bug that kyboshed the month of December entirely.
Discovered earlier this month, the glitch meant that owners of kits running the 4.2 version of Android Jelly Bean were unable to add December birthdays and other noteworthy happenings during the month to their devices’ People/contacts app.
Today help is at hand, though, with the arrival of a newer iteration of Android as an over-the-air update, which arrives some two weeks after Google were alerted to the problem and less than a week after the search giant pledged it would take prompt action.
According to the XDA developers site and Android Central, the rollout of the platform bump is happening in stages, but is expected to be made available for every phone within a few days.
The alacrity with which Google has moved will have been helped by the fact that both devices run a vanilla form of Android - one unadorned by manufacturers’ custom skins that complicate the process of updating phones.
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