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Ouya confirms that its upcoming video game console will indeed run Android Jelly Bean, rather than the previous Ice Cream Sandwich.

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"We're making the jump from Ice Cream Sandwich to ensure we're running on the most up-to-date software available," Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman wrote in an official blog post. "You asked if it could be done, we looked into it, and we made it happen."

They also shared they have received its first development run of Printed Circuit Boards for the console. 


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"We are now in what's referred to in the industry as the EVT (Engineering Verification Testing) phase. This is the heart (and we believe the soul) of the OUYA experience," she said. 
"All the hard work in refining the design has paid off in spades — the first boards came to life without any hitches, and we're now fine tuning software and hardware performance for graphics, wireless, and user experience."

They also will be testing both the console and the controller during this phase:
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"We'll go through a couple more EVT build phases, as we weed out issues and refine the design for optimal performance and large-scale manufacturing, before we start cranking out OUYAs.

"We're set to complete this EVT phase on time, and we're in sync with our December target for developer kits. Since these dev kits are still in pre-production phase, we'll build a limited quantity. Each one will be a collector's item — unique in design, build and appearance. So, they'll look different from the consumer-ready units.


Sounds like they are making some progress. Who is interested in snagging one of these when it comes out?



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I put money into the Kickstarter to get 1, I want to see it and try it out.
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I'll most likely get one as well.

Looks like it will be a pretty solid media streaming device - like a super roku that plays games.

Bring it.
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I want to see the return of 8 bit gaming, hopefully we see more of that when Ouya is released!

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If it has decent audio capability (FLAC 16/44.1 is fine) I will definitely pick one up. The Xbox is a great console, but it's a TERRIBLE audio player. It'll take some time to get games developed for the Ouya, so I want some use for it if I'm gonna buy it. I definitely want to be a part of this. I'm sick of giving my money to Microsoft.

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It’s priced at $99, and all the games are free-to-play.

Now I am definitely on board! :O

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