Google has posted on the issue thread that they are aware of this defect and will be pushing out a fix. Timing is not clear, nor is if the fix will cover both JB and ICS, or just JB. See the responses from Google below.
We have a fix for this bug in the internal codebase, and it will be pushed out to devices in the next update.
The fix hasn't been open-sourced yet; while I don't know details of the release plans, I'd expect it to become public in the next public code push, roughly at the same time as when the next device updates go out.
Thread is here...someone already posted to ask about 4.0.4 getting the update as well...
Before I go ballistic on my phone and wipe the SD card, wanted to see if anyone else has this issue and has found a fix...
The Gallery on my phone keeps thinking that photos are dated several days (four or five days or more) newer than they are.
So pics I've taken on July 4th are shown as July 8th (or 9th), others taken on the 12th are reported as July 16th (yeah, that date hasn't even happened yet, but Gallery reports that my pics are that date). I'm time traveling! :)
QuickPics, another gallery app, reports and sorts the photos correctly, so this is a quick of the Android Gallery not seeing the date info correctly.
So if I take a picture right now it shows up with the right date in the Gallery, dated July 12th, but at some point the Gallery gets confused and reports some subset of pics with the wrong dates. For instance, pics taken on 6/17 are properly sorted/dated by the Gallery, but photos from June 30th are reported to be from July 4th. SO I take a pic now, it shows up in the little just taken icon in the top right of the camera UI, but if I swipe to the left to see the most recently taken photo I'll see several images from several days ago first (with Gallery thinking they are dated sooner than the one I just too), and then the pic I just took will finally appear.
<EDIT> Also just noticed that all of the pics from my phone created 6/30 or later have no EXIF data for Date Taken - when I look at their exif Date Taken properties in Win7 it's just blank. Not good...
Has anyone else who's experienced this found a fix? This has persisted across both dirty and clean (wipe system/caches/factory reset) installs, and clearing caches and data for Gallery in Settings>Apps>All.
My next step it do a full wipe of the SD card, but if the issue is a bug in Gallery that could be a waste of time, so wanted to see what other's experience with this has been (or am I mostly alone)... :) <eek!> I've seen a couple others report this who were on other ROMs...
Edited by Redflea, 17 July 2012 - 10:26 AM.