Earlier this month, we reported on a pretty big omission in Android 4.2's People app: Google forgot December. So, any birthdays, anniversaries, or other important dates you may have needed to note for that month were simply impossible to document. Now, though, it looks like El Goog is fixing that issue with a small 1.1MB update. This OTA is, of course, labeled as Android 4.2.1, and aside from the December fix, we're not sure of what else it may bring.

Update: Here's the manual download for the Nexus 4, as well as a look at all the changes within.

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According to XDA Forums, users are reporting the update hitting both the Nexus 4 and 10 - no word yet on when it'll be coming to the 7, but we expect it could happen any time now.

As always, we'll keep you posted as more info arises.

[via Engadget]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jasonlwright Jason Leslie Wright

    Hopefully it comes to the Galaxy Nexus really soon...and hopefully it fixes some of the stability problems. I'm sick of my phone rebooting 3-4 times a day and a factory reset doesn't do anything to fix it.

    • http://profiles.google.com/tim.glaser Tim Glaser

      Unless your phone is rebooting 3-4 times a day because there is no December in your People app, then it's pretty certain that this will not fix your rebooting problems. Patch is only 1.1MB. They didn't fix anything substantial with only 1.1 MB of patch.

      • Rui Araújo

        There no way you can evaluate the fixes from the update size.

    • http://twitter.com/adsamcik Adam Novák

      Maybe reinstalling to factory image might help with restarts. Its pretty easy thanks to the tool that is avaiable on XDA forums, called galaxy nexus toolkit

    • http://twitter.com/LV2355 Laurentiu

      Same issue on my GNex :((

  • http://twitter.com/TurboNegro7791 Tyler Hills

    Did adding December really warrant a move to 4.2.1? And will they release a patch to fix the lag and reboots? Or is it all Google Currents fault?

  • Armin

    1.1 mb = 1 month? maybe you want to reconsider this statement :D

    • mgamerz

      They likely have to replace the entire APK. It is not a delta patch.

  • http://profiles.google.com/stevoo82 Stelios Philippou

    What about the Bluetooth bug !
    We want that fixed as well

  • Perry Ahern

    Hopefully it fixes the rotation bug I've been seeing on my Nexus 7 as well. I'm not sure if this only happens in Reader or not, but that's where I've been noticing it. I'll be reading in portrait mode and it'll flip to landscape for a moment, then back to portrait for no reason. I didn't shift the N7 at all to cause this.

  • Sven

    So we will most likely have to wait for 4.2.2 / 4.3 für stability/bluetooth fixes? :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomstrack Everton Strack

    Actually tens of thousands of lines of code can be contained within 1 MB. The files contained within the update are diff files, meaning they contain only the bits of each file that changed. Unzip the update yourself and you'll see that hundreds of files are changed in this update. Some changes are just version bumps, sure, but others likely contain more code than you think. From analyzing the update, I believe there are bluetooth and nfc fixes, camera tweaks, and sensor tweaks.

    • Simon Belmont

      Exactly. I'm glad someone else mentioned this.

      Hopefully this fixes the UI sluggishness, Bluetooth, and auto-brightness issues I've been experiencing with my Nexus 7 since I got Android 4.2 (literally the day after I received my Nexus 7). Hopefully, the Nexus 7 variant of this update will arrive soon.

      • http://profiles.google.com/tim.glaser Tim Glaser

        I will be shocked if this is anything other than a fix for the December bug.

        • http://twitter.com/Alucard291 Alexey

          It isn't the battery the flicker and bluetooth are still bugged. the ctrl + space bug is still there and yeah to be honest its just a dud.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You're absolutely right. Some of the code (about 500K) is dedicated to the update script, but the rest could be tons of changes. Unfortunately, it seems like that's not the case in this update: http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/11/27/changelog-whats-new-in-android-4-2-1-jop40d/

  • nhizzat

    What's with not pushing the OTA to all the eligible Nexus devices at the same time?

    • Prod1702

      They always push to the latest Nexus devices 1st then a week or 2 later push to the older ones

  • Matthew Fry

    My N10 is still uninformed of this.

  • http://twitter.com/Gehim Rehan Ahmed

    Thanks Google! What would we do without you...,

  • Robert Blenkinsopp

    Nexus 7 OTA is live (UK)

  • Chris11ferret

    I think it came out already for the Nexus 7 because the screen came up and I'm already on 4.2. (I'm in the US)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nmarowsky Nick Marowsky

    Don't want to jinx it but my bluetooth seems to be fixed!!! Hooray phone is fully usable now!!

  • JG

    Did the bug cause any changes to be committed to our data? Will I have to go through my contacts list & reset my December birthdays to December or would the bug not have caused any changes (even though to it December wouldn't have been a valid month entry)

  • http://twitter.com/tim_gylldevik MinecraftGamer99

    I've got it on my gnex

  • Dragonskiss

    When are they going to fix the rest of the bugs with 4.2? Like the screen dimming and auto-restarts and the problem with battery life and freezing up that came along with the 4.2 download. So far it only seems like they have fixed the December bug. Since I replaced my phone and computer with my tablet this is becoming very very annoying. And I love my tablet (Nexus 7) I just wish these bugs were gone. They have never had these bugs with any other update and it seems like it would be important to get these fixed to keep customers as it is around that time when people are thinking of upgrading or buying a tablet with christmas money. I don't know anything about coding but a friend who codes for a living said fixing these problems would not be very difficult and he is surprised they haven't just done a fix patch yet.

    So, any news or rumor about an update to fix these bugs?