Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 06:48

Ouya to fix things before June 4th arrival

Written by David Stellmack

Laundry list of things to address in pipeline

The first Ouya units are already headed out to Kickstarter backers, as we told you previously. (In case you are wondering, we have yet to receive our unit) Those that have been lucky enough to be among the first to sample the new Ouya seem to suggest that the unit is (to put it mildly) a little rough around the edges yet.

Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman seems to be aware of some of this talk, and she has stressed that they will continue to enhance and apply learned feedback to make the Ouya better. Prior to the June 4th official release of the Ouya, they intend to work on making the external storage for games easier to use, address the installation issues, add controller support for the video players, more metrics for developers, and the support of different payment methods. These are expected in the next rounds of firmware updates.

Only time will tell how the Ouya will evolve, but it does need time. To us, this is what is exciting about the Ouya platform: it will continue to grow and evolve over time. We know it will get better and we know that there were going to be some bumps in the road, because it was quite a big undertaking to produce the Ouya. We will have to reserve our final judgment till our unit arrives, but it sounds like Ouya is listening and putting the resources where they are necessary to address the rough edges.

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments