Google forgets to include 'December' in Android 4.2

Google forgets to include 'December' in Android 4.2
Someone at Google doesn't seem to like Christmas, or more specifically, the entire month of December. In a rather glaring omission, the People app in the latest version of Android (v4.2) does not let you set any date in December as the birth date of a contact (see screenshots above).

Update: See Google vows to bring 'December' back to Android 4.2 "soon"

The issue was first reported to the Android development mailing list on November 14:

Today I was inserting birthday of a friend in my contact list so that I can sync the birthdays in my calendar. I noticed that the December month is missing. When I pressed new event the calendar came but it was not having the option for the month December. I'm using Galaxy nexus running on 4.2 jelly bean which I installed yesterday on 14 November 2012.
Please help me with this as I use the calendar a lot

Just to be clear, the problem is that the option is missing from the front-end. If you add a contact via Gmail, the information syncs up just fine with your phone. Just that you cannot add/ edit contact details to include a date in December.

Thankfully for Google, Android 4.2 users form a tiny fraction of the Android user base, so this is nothing more than a mere embarrassment for its QA team. If you are amongst the few already on Android 4.2, there's good news as Google has acknowledged the problem, so you can expect a fix pretty quickly.

Until then, hope Santa doesn't forget you this Christmas because your phone doesn't have 'understand' December!

(Screenshots courtesy Android Police)

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