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#1 #Michael

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:04

The launch of Android 4.2 brought a welcome smattering of extra features to the mobile world, but a recently discovered bug omits something slightly important: namely, the month of December. Dive into the People app on any device using the new OS, and the last 31 days of the year will be unavailable for contacts' anniversaries and similar special occasions. Google is aware of the flaw, although it hasn't yet said when it will have a fix in place. We've reached out to get a more definitive timetable for a solution beyond just what's implied by the Gregorian calendar. In the meantime, don't lean too heavily on that smartphone to remember an imminent birthday; people born in December are stiffed out of enough presents as it is.

Story over at Engadget: http://www.engadget....the-people-app/


#2 ~Johnny

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:46

Oh boy, programmers and their issues with working with dates :p There always seems to be some time or date related bug popping up somewhere.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:48

Uh oh... its the millennium bug all over again

We're all gonna die next month anyway so..... :p

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:49

Android 4.2.1 to be released in 3... 2... 1...

#5 tsupersonic

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:49

Google knows that the world ends in December 2012 :p

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 18:50

Probably forgot to copy-paste last case of the month switch statement :p

http://thedailywtf.c...the-Damned.aspx

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 19:08

December is too mainstream.

#8 The_Observer

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:37

December is soooo 2011!!!!

#9 Javik

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 20:47

A bit of a silly screwup from Google there, let's hope they fix it soon.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:03

Oh boy, programmers and their issues with working with dates :p There always seems to be some time or date related bug popping up somewhere.

Dates and times are the bane of my life as a PHP programmer. You wouldn't believe how difficult they can be.

But leaving out a whole month? :laugh:

#11 Denis W.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 21:54

Could be worse. People could've missed alarms set to go off on New Years Day.

... actually no, this is worse. :whistle:

#12 PmRd

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:00

Probably forgot to copy-paste last case of the month switch statement :p

http://thedailywtf.c...the-Damned.aspx


Holy ****ing ****. That programmer is nuts. My similar date selector is only a couple of lines of code

#13 neo158

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:00

Google knows that the world ends in December 2012 :p


Exactly, they're just being helpful!!!

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 22:28

Google knows that the world ends in December 2012 :p

They'll fix it the day after. :p

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:43

Using Android 4.2...no December 2012 for you


Finally, someone who hates December as much as I do. Bah Humbug. :p