The developers behind OUYA also welcome hackers. Going as far as offering hackers their hardware design also rooting the device does not void warranty. Many suggest that by the time the device is released in March 2013 the hardware capabilities would be outdated or at least inferior. Many comments made on the kickstarter site suggest exactly that, that many agree that the device would benefit with more RAM, an extra USB port, increased storage space via SD slots, Ethernet port and upgraded WIFI.
- Tegra3 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal flash storage
- HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth LE 4.0
- USB 2.0 (one)
- Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
- Android 4.0
Reading over the comments many of you have had some heated exchanges regarding this console. In the meantime I have acquired some more info for those finding this device rather interesting.
A brief Q&A with Tiffany Spencer, Communications for OUYA:
Will the March 2013 deadline be met since $2 400 000 is surely enough to start production?
Yes! We are marching towards our first-quarter launch date!
Will you consider the hardware changes made in the comments section of kickstarter?
We will, and we have been listening to our backers attentively. We've been collecting everyone's awesome ideas and arranging them by most popular. We aim to apply them to our stretch goals. We'll keep everyone in the loop as things develop.
What, if any, suggestions have you considered. Hardware additions/changes and game requests?
The ethernet port was a great idea, and we've set to work on building it into the design. That suggestion had a lot of support, so we jumped for it!
When can we expect more images showing the complete design of the system?
TBD. Right now are still in the design process, and our Kickstarter funding will take us from prototype to final product.
Will you be releasing units to websites for review?
We understand the importance of a hands-on review, and we're committed to staying open.
I was also sent some PDF files which provided some info. (Linked below)
- Will play great games – from AAA to indie – including hardcore and more mainstream titles
- Can support other Android apps – will launch with TwitchTV (live-streaming for games, watch games like StarCraft and League of Legends on your TV)
- Supported by respected developers: Notch (Mojang), Brian Fargo (inXile), Adam Saltsman (Canabalt), Ed Fries (original Xbox team), and others
- Any developer can publish a game – every console includes an SDK, no extra fees
- Founded by Julie Uhrman, who started in the video game industry 10 years ago (GameFly, IGN, Vivendi Universal)
PDF Source: Dropbox
News Source: kickstarter