An anonymous shopper got his Nexus S shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android version to be release around the end of 2011).
He was nice enough to send out this video on Engadget.
also from YouTube:
This also makes me wonder if we’ll just go ahead and skip the honeycomb update to the Google TV and go right to ice cream Sandwich as per Eric Schmidt’s announcement last week.
I was having all kinds of difficulties with XBMC on my Apple TV2 and was trying to remove it and start all over.
It didn’t work out even when resorting to SSH through terminal.
Then I was able to find a solution over in the FireCore forums.
Basically required that I manually remove all the files.
please need some help. Got the same problem.
Apple-TV:~ root# apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (35: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
Apple-TV:~ root# cd var
-sh: cd: var: No such file or directory
Apple-TV:~ root# cd /var
Apple-TV:/var root# dpkg –get-selections > myapps.txt
Apple-TV:/var root# tail myapps.txt
Apple-TV:/var root# dpkg –configure -a
dpkg: status database area is locked by another process
What to do?
and for the same reason I am unable to install the maintenance update
I ran into this same problem tonight, and was able to solve it by removing the package directory manually. It turns out that `rm` was hanging on some files while removing the package directory, so when you try to uninstall again the lock is still in place. If you do a `ps -ef` you should see the offending processes at the bottom like this:
0 199 164 0 0:00.28 ttys001 0:00.94 apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2
0 200 199 0 0:00.06 ttys002 0:00.10 /usr/bin/dpkg –status-fd 18 –force-depends –force-remove-reinstreq –force-remove-ess
0 201 200 0 0:00.01 ttys002 0:00.02 /bin/sh /var/lib/dpkg/info/org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2.prerm remove
0 202 201 0 1:49.30 ttys002 2:02.82 rm -rf /Applications/XBMC.frappliance
To fix this, run `rm -rfv /Applications/XBMC.frappliance`. It will hang periodically on some files, so just pres [Ctrl + C] to terminate the command when you see it stop. Then just rerun the same command and it seems to take off again where the last one failed.
It took me about 10+ times of rerunning that command to remove all the files/directories. Once it’s all gone, you will need to kill the hung `rm` process so that apt-get can fail and remove it’s lock. Just do another `ps -ef` and locate the PID (the second number) for the rm -rf process (mine was 202 above). So I would run `kill 202` to stop the process. Finally just run `apt-get remove org.xbmc.xbmc-atv2` to make sure everything is removed OK, and restart your Apple TV.
In preparation for the release of the Honeycomb OS for Google TV before the end of this month, many new apps are now appearing on the Android Market.
Also interesting takes on what we can do with Google TV are offerings from smaller developers. Take Call Toaster for example, which automatically displays caller IDs and text messages from your Android phone while you watch live TV. Or the aVia Media Player, which allows users to stream local content from any computer or NAS drive within the own network. There’s even a Frogger app!
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