Ouya is $99 game console built on Android

Ouya is $99 game console built on Android
Ouya is not yet a reality, but it’s nonetheless a project definitely worth your attention - it’s a $99 Android game console that got its design straight from famous Frenchman Yves Behar and with the idea of being free and hackable. The design is an amalgamation of Behar’s ideas and input from fuseproject, the very same folks who brought us the brilliant design of the Jambox external speaker.

Hacking the Ouya is actually part of the whole idea, it’s actually build around the idea to be a developer kit, which you can use to root and build peripherals.

Android is the embedded OS, so we expect that developers will not only build games for the console, but can also easily leverage games from the Android platform. Interestingly, after you get the console all games are expected to be free. You just hook it up to your TV and play.

This is definitely one of the most interesting TV boxes we’ve seen in a while, so we’ll be keeping a close eye on this. In the meantime let us know, how do you like the idea?

source: AngelList via TheVerge

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10 Comments

1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Interesting!

2. nyuvo

Posts: 72; Member since: May 10, 2012

Looks just like xbox360 dashboard before its latest visual update hah.

3. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yes, take my money!

4. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Sorry but I don't like the idea..... I love it!

5. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

wat a bout the hardware

6. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

OMG yes. This should be a kickstarter project.

7. Gsmalltheway

Posts: 275; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

Wow, this is actually a really good concept. But you can buy a good condition used 360 on Craigslist for 100 bucks

8. fraydoe

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

this would not sell at all for the following reasons 1. *hey lets make a gaming console where you can freely hack anything* = its called a computer, or you can even hack the other gaming consoles 2. *but those systems are not open to freely hack* = im pretty sure if you can root and build peripherals you can figure out how to hack into a computer game or other console 3. *but its cheaper than those other systems* = as gsmalltheway said there are used consoles for the same price, and if your argument is that they cant play the android games, just get a cable to hook up your android phone to your tv. sorry, fail

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

This would be a good box to have some good ol' emulation on the TV.

10. beillax

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Wow I could actually see this happening in the near future and I could also see Apple make a game console as well.

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