Google has pledged to act fast to tackle a glitch in Android 4.2 that prevents users from adding events in December to the People/contacts app.
Uncovered last week, the embarrassing oversight meant that Android owners who have updated their handsets to the latest version of the operating system were barred from setting December as the birthdate of contacts or adding reminders about anniversaries and such like.
Today Google has moved to assure us it’s working on a fix for the problem and that it will be along soon.
A post on the search giant’s Google+ page stated: “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.”
Those of you with keen eyes will have noticed that a due date for a fix is tellingly absent from Google’s avowal. But we’d be amazed if this is allowed to drag on beyond November, especially given that it seems like a very minor issue.
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