Grinch: Android flaw skips December

“A flaw in the latest version of the Android operating system has resulted in the month of December disappearing from an app for storing information about contacts,” BBC News reports.

“The flaw affects the ‘People app,’ which is the default app for keeping contact information on Android devices,” The Beeb reports. “The People app calendar goes from November 2012 straight to January 2013.”

The Beeb reports, “The flaw was reported by an Android news website called Android Police. ‘Christmas is ruined. Santa is dead. At least we’ll save money on buying presents, right?’ wrote Android Police‘s Artem Russakovskii.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dave A.” for the heads up.]


  1. Gaza is what is preventing peace between Israel and the Palestinean Authority, and you are stupid enough to pray for them. I hope the Department of Homeland Security has your name on their lists, terrorist!

    1. Yes, the 1.3 million people who are trapped in a giant concentration camp are definitely the problem. That’s tantamount to blaming the Jews for Hitlers invasion of Poland.

      1. When did the Jews started a war against Hitler?

        Seems Arabs aren’t welcoming neighbors since time began…

        Whereas “On November 29, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly voted 33 to 13, with 10 abstentions, in favor of a Partition Plan that created the State of Israel. The British reliquished their mandate over Palestine in 1948. War broke out between the Arabs and Jews soon after.”

  2. Must be the latest rev of jellybean. I’m on an ICS device and the month of December is alive and well.

    Considering the fragmentation this can’t be a problem for many people lol

  3. Sorry to say, this is a nothing bug. Article says it affects a single app. An update would fix it easily enough (maybe they can update specific apps without updating the whole system?).

    The iOS daylight savings bug in 2010 was far worse. If you didn’t know about the bug and plan for it, your Monday (or any recurring) alarm would’ve gone off an hour late, making for an interesting excuse to your boss when you got to work.

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