Came across this kickstarter project recently and while I realize it is primarily a gaming platform I was wondering if it might have any HTPC potential. What got me excited is their design is very open and they welcome the hacking community.
Here is the part that seems to have potential. Taken from their FAQ page.
"...For hackers: root it. Go ahead. Your warranty is safe. Even the hardware is hackable. Want to get inside? You’ll need a standard screwdriver and nothing more. Go to town. We have standard USB ports and Bluetooth, so you’ll even be able to create your own peripherals.."
"..We can support any apps built for Android. We'll be launching with Twitch.TV and can't wait for more partners. If you have an Android app you'd like to see on OUYA, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org..."
The hardware seems pretty impressive.
•Tegra3 quad-core processor
•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
Not bad for a $99 box the size of a Rubics cube. Any opinions?