Whether you like it or not, the Android console known as the OUYA will end its prolific Kickstarter campaign in a little less than two days. With over 50,000 backers and almost $7,000,000 raised (compared to the $950,000 goal), it is impossible to say that the campaign is anything other than a success. Strangely though, the console itself has been somewhat of a mystery… until today.
An official update on the KS page signed “Julie” spilled most of the details inquiring minds have wanted to know about the hardware. First and foremost, the OUYA is tiny. As you can see above, it’s actually portable, despite being a home console. This might have been a concern for those who need their platform to have multimedia capabilities, but the post went on to explain that “award-winning, open source media player and entertainment hub” XBMC would be providing video and other functionality on the little cube. Furthermore, the OUYA team has partnered with TuneIn, “a free [radio] service… With over 70,000 stations.”
How does this new info sound to you? Are you surprised by how small the OUYA turned out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.