OUYA is the first Android-based home game console. Created through a Kickstarter project, OUYA quickly gained funding, and is available both online and through big-box retailers. But Kickstarter campaign funders receive early models, which begin shipping in late March.
The OUYA game console is priced at less than $100 and comes with a single controller that operates with a Bluetooth connection. The console itself is small and black, about the size of a Rubik's cube. All games are downloaded and are free to try -- there are no discs or cartridges.
Games are played in full HD and connect through HDMI. The controller runs on two AA batteries and comes with removable faceplates.
The OUYA game console is made for developers and home hackers: Users are able to root the device, or access and modify files normally not accessible on a device, without voiding the warranty.