OUYA the open platform console that raised $8,596,474 in Kickstarter funding is to ship with the Android Jelly Bean operating system, the manufacturer can confirm.
OUYA revealed that the console would launch with the Android Jelly Bean OS as standard, “I’m happy to announce OUYA will run on Android Jelly Bean, the newest version of the Android operating system.”
“We’re making the jump from the old version, Ice Cream Sandwich, to ensure that we’re running on the most up-to-date software available. You asked if it could be done, we looked into it, and we made it happen.”
On the console’s current status OUYA revealed, “We’re still going full-steam ahead. We’ve been refining OUYA’s hardware design (cosmetics, mechanicals, electricals, thermals etc.)”
“We’ve spent most of this time in the design phase, as getting it right up front saves us a lot of redesign and iteration later. We’ve had some of the best engineers and designers take a look at every design element and fine tune it.”
The post also revealed that dev kits would be available soon.