Android 4.2.1 starts rolling out to Nexus devices, fixes missing December

Google has started pushing out an update to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the latest iteration of its mobile operating system. Android 4.2.1 is now out in the wild begging to be installed on devices such as the LG Nexus 4 and Samsung Nexus 10. No word yet on whether the update has made it to the Asus Nexus 7 or the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, but those are sure to follow. And, as you may know, that will conclude the Google-made update rollout, since the Samsung Nexus S and Motorola Xoom have been left to rot on Android 4.1.

The 4.2.1 update comes in at a light 1.1 MB, and the main thing it does is fix a pretty unbelievable bug. Unbelievable because we thought Google tested its Android releases more thoroughly than this. Long story short – the month of December is missing from the People app in Android 4.2. Thankfully it is to be found in the Calendar, though. Still, while using Android 4.2 you can’t add a birthday to a contact born in December – after November comes January. No, seriously. This passed whatever quality checks Google has for its software.

Anyway, here we are just a few days from, well, December, and at least this got fixed. As for what else is contained in the 4.2.1 update, that’s not as clear. Probably some random bug fixes and such. Don’t expect any new features from such a minor release.


Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • Mohamed Arif

    I have 4.1 device , I added contact to “people application ” with December birthday , and it is working as charm!

  • Charlie B.

    I’m running on a nexus 7 16gb from the first round when they were still $249. That’s right, before they were cool, hipsters. Anyway I just got back from the doctor and had the 4.2.1 update. I haven’t checked it yet since I never even realized December was missing until I read it online so figured I come online to see if there were any other features. Seems there was another bug bugging me but I can’t recall what. Time to go investigate