hacking towards release
We've endured two delays to get here, but Watch_Dogs is finally within release sights, and ahead of that event we go hands-on with the latest build. Read on for our full thoughts!
inquisitive minds
AusGamers managed to catch-up with BioWare's Cameron Lee, an Aussie expat who serves as a producer on Dragon Age: Inquisition. Check out our full interview!
oracle of ages
Batman: Arkham Knight is set to be Rocksteady's final in the Arkham series, so it's fitting that it's just so damn big. And Batmobiles. Nuff said. Click for more!
to the moon, athena
We caught up with 2K Australia and Randy Pitchford to discuss Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and why Australia is making an impact on the moon. Click for more!
Post by Dan @ 12:03pm 01/11/12 | 0 Comments
An update from the OUYA team on the progress of their crowdfunded open-console project has confirmed that the ambitious Android OS device will launch with the most recent 4.2 update of the OS, affectionately known as "Jelly Bean"
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.
The news accompanies a progress update on the OUYA's manufacturing process, which is reportedly now in the Engineering Verification Testing (EVT) phase, with the first run of circuit boards said to be performing well.
During the EVT phase, we’ll be testing both the console and the controller with our OUYA software. We'll continue to verify our design and push the performance limits of our software. We’ll go through a couple more EVT build phases, as we weed out issues and refine the design for optimal performance and large-scale manufacturing, before we start cranking out OUYAs.

So, awesome news: we’re set to complete this EVT phase on time, and we’re in sync with our December target for developer kits. Since these dev kits are still in pre-production phase, we’ll build a limited quantity. Each one will be a collector’s item -- unique in design, build and appearance. (So, they’ll look different from the consumer-ready units.)
Following the December dev-kit units, the models promised to general consumer backers are still expected to hit the original target of March 2013, and later pre-order customers in April 2013 --reassuring news considering the uncertainty currently clouding the similarly Kickstarted-funded and Android-powered Pebble watch, that continues to leave tens of thousands of backers hanging for a now undetermined delivery date.












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