Google should very well have had one of the most successful weeks in its history. Tuesday, November 13th saw the company release the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and a new version of the Nexus 7; it saw the emergence of Android 4.2 for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and AOSP; it was the day we toured the new Google offices in Toronto, complete with a Rubik’s Cube Android.
Then, stuff hit the fan — hard. Not only was Google unable to keep up with the huge demand for the Nexus 4, itself not a bad thing necessarily, but the system crashed time and time again, removing items from carts as if they were ghost merchandise. Then, days later, many customers who were expecting their orders processed received noticed that their Nexus 4’s were on backorder and would not receive anything for three weeks.
Now, it was discovered that Google accidentally killed off December in Android 4.2. While this is not entirely true, the People app has no option for December when inputting birthdays, an omission that would be funny if we weren’t approaching that exact month with ferocious speed.
Existing users in your People app with birthdays in December will show up just fine, but you can’t add a new person with said month. Google has acknowledged the issue in its developer forums and will likely release an OTA to fix that — and hopefully a few more bugs — in the coming days. Since only Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and a few Nexus 4/10’s are running Android 4.2 at this point, the issue is thankfully limited to only a couple million users, but it’s not a good problem to have.
But good news is in the wings: buyers of the gorgeous Nexus 10 tablet will begin receiving their shipments this week along with those Nexus 4 customers whose orders were not backordered.
Source: Android Police