Is the Ouya console going to do what Apple TV and Google TV could not, and do it for $99?
tswayne 1 year ago
If you haven't heard of it, Ouya is an Android powered, inexpensive game box that is in the midst of a kickstarter campaign that has raised well over $2 million at last count. It has 1GB of RAM, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, and, as noted, runs on Android. The idea is to bring Android games, which are much, much cheaper than console games, into the living room. I personally don't think the quality of most Android and iOS games is comparable to console games, but then again $0.99 instead of $50 can make me forgive a lot. Anyway, if it is Android based, it seems that it would be a simple thing to integrate Android apps beyond games into the living room, even though at the moment I think Ouya is just looking at native games and ports of existing games. Stream Netflix, check your Google calendar, edit some docs, read email, IT World, etc., easily and simply on your flatscreen TV. Sure you can do a lot of that now either through an expensive game console or hooking up your laptop, but that costs more, doesn't have the capabilities of a smartphone/pad, or is simply a hassle. I think Ouya is a clever idea, but can it succeed where Google and Apple so far have not?
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