December is back! And just in time. Bluetooth is fixed and a missing month restored to Android after the last software update ditched the last month of the year.
A new update takes Jelly Bean up to Android 4.2.1, restoring December and fixing problems with Bluetooth in the previous version, 4.2.
Android 4.2 made its debut on the Google Nexus 4, but someone forgot to add the 12th month to the contacts app -- so if you have a birthday near Christmas then you were faced with the prospect of no birthday presents. Fortunately the 4.2.1 update is now being sent out to phones to rescue December birthdays.
The update contains a Bluetooth fix, but only for gamepads if this Changelog is to be believed. It notes that there could be also be other changes in the closed-source components, though.
Aside from Bluetooth, the problems which plagued Android 4.2 don't appear to have been addressed by the 4.2.1 update. These include issues reported by Nexus users, such as glitchy lockscreen widgets, flickering auto-brightness and a propensity to reboot without warning. The battery is also reported to be causing issues, running down faster than expected and then taking ages to recharge.
There's only a very small proportion of phones and tablets running Android 4.2 at the moment. After overwhelming demand caused a delay to orders the Nexus 4 has finally started shipping in the US, but here in Blighty we're still waiting for ordered phones to arrive.
Have you had the 4.2.1 update? Has it fixed your problems? Do the problems with Android 4.2 suggest Google is slipping off the ball, or are glitches just the price we pay for getting access to new software updates? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.