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"Built To Be Hacked" Android Console In Development

Author:
Matt Gardner
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News
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Android, Ed Fries, F2P, Free to play, Games consoles, Ouya, Yves Behar

"Built To Be Hacked" Android Console In Development

Like the idea of an open-platform console in your living room that costs $99, is designed to be "hackable", and boasts a library of games that will cost nothing to play?

Well you may be in luck. A report has emerged that outs an Android-based console being designed by Yves Behar, the man behind Jawbone Jambox and One Laptop Per Child.

Eagle-eyed spotters at The Verge noticed a posting on AngelList that revealed the following:

Ouya has recruited the talents of Yves Behar to build a $99 Android game console that you can connect to a TV, with a high-concept developer ecosystem that's as free as can be. Any developer will be able to publish games, claims the listing, and all games will be free to play.

"Built To Be Hacked" Android Console In Development

Intriguing. More so is the claim that the console is "built to be hacked", with every consumer who buys the console at retail apparently also getting their hands on a dev kit.

Further advisors on the project include ex-Xbox guru Ed Fries, and former Kindle man Muffi Ghadiali, with ex-IGN exec Julie Uhrman on board as founder and CEO.

We reckon that the UI looks a little like Metro...but obviously with slightly fewer ads.

Add a comment2 comments
TimothyTingz  Jul. 4, 2012 at 18:13

The UI looks a LITTLE like Metro? It's basically identical.

Korma  Jul. 4, 2012 at 18:54

The UI looks a LITTLE like Metro? It's basically identical.


If it ain't working don't fix it ;)

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