Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



920 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 79


Topic # 111930 20-Nov-2012 01:42 Send private message

"A flaw in the latest version of the Android operating system has resulted in the month of December disappearing from an app for storing information about contacts.

The flaw affects the "People app", which is the default app for keeping contact information on Android devices.

The People app calendar goes from November 2012 straight to January 2013.

Android is Google's operating system. Version 4.2 was launched in October 2012.

Other Google calendars are unaffected by the flaw."

More about it on the BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20392386

Create new topic
18577 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 738

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Subscriber

  Reply # 719872 20-Nov-2012 06:14 Send private message

Oops.

5906 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 77

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 719884 20-Nov-2012 07:31 Send private message

Ahh well, saved some money on christmas.

Cyril

BDFL
48002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3566

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 719886 20-Nov-2012 07:33 Send private message

Well, if people complained about the one hour shift in Apple iOS time during DST changes, then that's nothing compared to a whole month shift.

Oh, wait... Isn't 2012 a leap year? Hmmm, it might be related. Or not.




54 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2

Subscriber

  Reply # 719887 20-Nov-2012 07:34 Send private message

I saw this at The Register where the headline was given their usual treatment:

Bah humbug! Google cancels Christmas

Surprising that it did not get caught by unit tests.

I have worked on a system where the log files had lines starting with a time stamp YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS etc, and the year and day of month were in normal format but the months were numbered 0 to 11. After being spotted, it was left that way for many months until a major rewrite upgrade to avoid inconsistency between old and new log files if it was fixed.

1634 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 35

Subscriber

  Reply # 719937 20-Nov-2012 09:28 Send private message

Maybe Google is taking the whole '21-12-2012 end of the world' thing very seriously. So to avoid the end of the world they have cancelled December. Multinationals are pretty powerful these days but that may be too big even for them! ;)




Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

145 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 719967 20-Nov-2012 10:26 Send private message

Although this is a bit of a stuff up its pretty minor.

It only effects the contacts app when you want to put in someones birthday or anniversary.

How many users will actually use it?

BDFL
48002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3566

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 719970 20-Nov-2012 10:37 Send private message

Never underestimate the long tail.




Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by kawaii on 25-Apr-2014 04:42 (100 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:45 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Auckland Transport Hop card - look out for errors
Created by robjg63, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Apr-2014 20:48 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Windows 8 System Mechanics
Created by eme, last reply by eme on 24-Apr-2014 21:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Using my Mac to ring family in the UK
Created by Geektastic, last reply by nakedmolerat on 24-Apr-2014 11:28 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:11 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 24-Apr-2014 21:36 (176 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.