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OUYA console to ship with Android Jelly Bean, dev kits available soon

Thursday, 1st November 2012 11:03 GMT By Dave Cook

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.

Trusted Reviews reports that OUYA published the announcement on its official site.

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.

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  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Emperors new clothes 2.0.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Lord Gremlin

    @2 Hush, you’re supposed to pretend he’s not naked!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    Strangly enough, I want one. More for the collectors aspects then to actualy use a main game system, I think. But it would be neat to own. But then I want to own the new SNK Neo Geo systems too, even though I have all o ftheir games elsewhere.

    Somethings are just neat to own, like my Sega 32X.

    #3 2 years ago