Android system error skips December from year 2012

An “extremely embarrassing error” affects Google’s latest update to its Android mobile OS as certain handsets such as Nexus 4 Smartphone and Nexus 10 tablet appear to be missing December in key built-in applications.


According to Android Police website, Google is yet to acknowledge the mistake although its team has already been notified.

“We couldn’t believe it either, but it’s true. Google forgot to include December. As in, there are 11 months in a year. January after November. Christmas is ruined. Santa is dead. At least we’ll save money on buying presents, right?” read a post by Artem Russakovski.

Russakovski predicts that Google will be forced to unveil a new version to cover the error.

“My guess is we won’t have to wait for Android 4.2.1 for too long now – leaving a bug like that live would make the North Pole population very-very unhappy. And we don’t want that, do we? After all, they’re the ones buying a whole lot of Nexuses this holiday season,” he said.

The small hitch is however not expected to slow down sales with many comparing the exclusion similar to a spelling mistake on a headline in a front page.

“It’s quite a small bug. It’s the equivalent of spelling something wrong on the front page of a newspaper – it’s embarrassing and frustrating but ultimately it’s not going to end the world,” said Stuart Miles, editor of technology news and reviews website  Pocket-Lint, noted..

This revelation comes days after the company reported that it had sold out sales of its recently Nexus 4 Smartphone and Nexus tablet in various countries including the United States and the UK.

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