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Gadgets July, 17 2012

OUYA Android Game Console Raises $5 Million on Kickstarter

OUYA is a much talked about new Android based TV game console and since that is not enough, they have actually managed to raise close to 5 Million USD on Kickstarter in the matter of only days. Here is a quick run-down of the hardware of the console:

– Tegra3 quad-core processor
– 1GB RAM
– 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
Android 4.0

The most interesting part of the console if of course that it is Android powered and open source. “Developers will have access to OUYA’s open design so they can produce their games for the living room, taking advantage of everything the TV has to offer.

Best of all, OUYA’s world-class controller, console, and interface come in one beautiful, inexpensive package. All the games on it will be free, at least to try. Developers can wave farewell to the roadblocks of bringing a console game to market. Anyone can make a game: every OUYA console is a dev kit. No need to purchase a license or an expensive SDK.”

Sounds pretty amazing to us. The Kickstarter project is still running until August 9, 2012, so if you want to support it, check out the project page here.

Here below is the official project video.

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