OUYA Android Game Console is Announced: Take note Google & Apple TV
OUYA Android game console has been announced and looks to shake up the mobile/console gaming industry. The OUYA (pronounced “oooh yah”) looks to take advantage of the market that the big wigs such as Sony and Microsoft are not paying a whole lot of attention to, the indie developers. Ouya plans to allow easy submission of games to its Android platform and the only caveat is that a portion of the game has to FTP or free to play. There are quite a few gaming studios that make a pretty decent living from FTP games with in app purchases so OUYA has a good feel of where the future of gaming is heading.
I believe Google TV and Apple TV divisions should take note of this gaming system. There would be nothing cooler to me than to have the ability to pick up my phone and start a game while traveling and to come back to my home and resume my game on my tablet and or television. Google Drive or iCloud could easily develop this into the Android and iOS ecosystem. If Apple and Google don’t take heed they will loose a big upcoming market IMHO.
Check out some of the specs of the gaming console:
- Tegra 3 quad-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of flash memory
- HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- USB 2.0 (one)
- Wireless Controllers
- Ice Cream Sandwich
I am not too sure that 8GB flash memory will be enough for gaming as most games are pretty large in size. But for the price of $99 bucks to come with a controller and a Tegra 3 processor and HDMI out for up to 1080p resolution this unit is no slouch.
Have a look at the Kickstarter video below and let us know what you think