Ouya Android Games Console is A Wet Dream Turned Real, Now Gets Millions in Funding

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  • 11 Jul 2012
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  • While people are dreaming about a customized Nexus Q with the ability to play games and stream them on big screen TVs, there’s actually a more appealing project going on. I’m talking about the Ouya Android games console, that The Guardian says it’s not closer to reality, thanks to a $2.3 million in funding on Kickstarter.

    The funding came in less than 24 hours after launching the campaign on crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Around 19k people have supported the project and with 28 days left it can reach the likes of the Pebble smart watch, that drew $10.3 million of Kickstarter pledges earlier this year. Venture capital firms have avoided the console project for now, fearing a battle with giants like Sony and its PlayStation, Microsoft and the Xbox or Nintendo. However, people still believe in this idea and there are many Android games that on quad core smartphones beat the hell out of the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

    The console Ouya is supposed to cost less than $100 and is meant to go on sale in the first quarter of 2013. Every unit ships with a software development kit of its own and developers have already given their thumbs up to this whole idea. There are also special versions of the console, like those bought for $225 or more, including 2 controllers with their username on them and some people even paid $699 for the Developer package, that includes the rooted console and early SDK access, plus a year’s worth of promotion for their game.

    So, do you think this device will make it big time or fall into obscurity? Just so you know, its specs include a Tegra 3 quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, HDMI connection, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and Android 4.0.

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