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Ouya launches 16GB 'limited edition' model of the console

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 Nov 2013 9:02 User comments (2)

Ouya launches 16GB 'limited edition' model of the console The Android-based gaming console maker Ouya has started taking pre-orders for a new 'limited edition' model of the box.
Identical to its predecessor for the most part, the new Ouya is white in color and includes double the internal storage, at 16GB instead of 8GB.

Available only in the U.S., the limited edition white Ouya has a 1.7GHz quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, a USB 2.0 port, a micro USB port, HDMI output, a wireless controller and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Ouya has increased the price to $129 for the added storage, and the console will ship to those that preorder on December 8th.

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2 user comments

122.11.2013 22:26

I hope they rolled the PCB and fixed the traces between the antenna and chip. Worst d@mn wireless I've ever seen. Hands down. Made the already cheap controllers utter torture to attempt to use.

224.11.2013 01:06

Hmmm, it's a moot point as they just released a major system update... which includes the ability to install games to an external usb drive... so you could have 500gigs+ if you wanted. Still in open beta. It's a big improvement:

####OUYA System Update "Abominable Snowman"
11/22 Hotfix:
-Fixed an issue where a couple games were experiencing performance issues that they didn't have before. Also fixed an issue where some users wouldn't correctly update out of the build.
11/21 Update:
- External Storage is in open beta!
- Just plug in a USB drive to get started. Please see the list below for details and known issues.
- We support NTFS, FAT32, and ext4 file formats.
- Games on external storage are currently associated with the OUYA they were downloaded from (so you can’t use the storage to transfer a game from one OUYA to another. Sorry!).
- If you’ve modded your system with apps like Link2SD, you’ll want to undo your changes in order for external storage to work.
- You may notice some slowdown while a game is installing to USB. This is expected and is something we hope to address in future updates.
- After downloading a game to external storage, sideloading an app will put it on external storage.
- Some games do not properly move their saved game data when moved to an external drive. If this occurs, you can move the game back to its original location to recover the save files.
- When connecting a USB drive, scanning can take a few minutes if lots of games (100+) are installed. We plan to improve this in future updates, but if you download all of DISCOVER, scanning will take a while.
- Occasionally on bootup with an external drive attached, the screen wil go completely orange while the scanning takes place. You can wait for the scanning to finish, or reboot. We are looking into a fix.
- When ejecting the USB drive, sometimes it will say a download is still going even if one isn't. We are working on a fix for this.
- UI revamp! We’ve made some significant changes to the look and feel of the UI.
- OUYA is now more intuitive, visually appealing, and better able to feature your games. It's even got built-in functionality to allow us to update featured games and the wallpaper on the fly.
- All game titles are now underneath the tile art, for easier browsing.
- Tiles have new icons for installed games and game with available updates.
- Controller icons now appear for all connected controllers and will give a low battery indication.
- Double tap of the OUYA button will now bring up a System Menu instead of instantly exiting a game.
- The System Menu allows you to exit games, eject a USB drive, turn off controllers, or put OUYA into sleep mode.
- Games can now be set up to allow purchases from OUYA menus. Games that have enabled this will have a “Buy” button in their System Menu.
- We’ll be expanding and adding more functionality to this menu in the future.
- Support for faster system updates. We’ve enabled “Incremental Updates”, which means updates (after this one) will be much quicker. NOTE: If you’ve modified your system files, you’ll continue to get the full updates.
- Developers can now create links that allow you to download their game to your OUYA from the web. These links aren’t just confined to the site, they can be placed on any webpage. Keep an eye out for these links!
- Update Notes are viewable on the console. They appear after an update, or you can go to MANAGE -> UPDATE NOTES to view them.
- Good ol’ fashioned bug fixes.
- Fixed an issue where users could not access the Internet because the system clock had reset, causing certificate problems.
- Fixed an issue where the download button didn’t always display the proper text.
- Fixed an issue where holding the analog stick to the side didn’t auto-scroll.
- Many minor issues.
- R2 and L2 can be used to scroll quickly in both PLAY and DISCOVER.
- Installed games are no longer at the end of their list in DISCOVER.

@Tarsellis: I've not had a problem with the bluetooth or the controllers myself but have had issues connecting to the wi-fi network at home in the past.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Nov 2013 @ 1:09

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.

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