July 12th, 2012, 07:37 AM
Ouya: new video game console 2013
They initially wanted to raise $950,000 in 30 days to fund production, but ended up raising $2 million in 24 hours.
At $99, the Ouya console doesn't pack a huge hardware punch, but it's selling point is that it's open for any developer, and they invite you to hack it to your heart's content. Many are welcoming it as a shake-up for the console market which MS and Sony have had a stranglehold on.
A lot of fans are hoping to use it as an XBMC platform as well.
July 12th, 2012, 01:20 PM
If XBMC was possible under Android they would have done it by now, the developers have repeatedly stated there are technical issues blocking it. That said they are keeping tabs on Android and when it gets to a state it can run they will do it, maybe the changes in Android 4.1 will make it happen.
Also there are commercial XBMC set top box just around the corner from Amlogic and Sigma Designs so some of that interest will wane once those hit the market.
Still it's an interesting device though some people I imagine arent aware of the problems that come with running Android as a TV box OS, ethernet for one is very problematic and causes all sorts of compatibility issues with Google Play and android apps. They will also need to build their own media player as part of the consoles GUI, the stock one is useless.
August 7th, 2012, 08:04 PM
Ouya have just announced they they'll be working with the XBMC team to bring XBMC to Ouya:
This may well end up a decent alternative to Boxee.
August 7th, 2012, 09:59 PM
xbmc for Android already works!
Ummm, they already have !!!
Originally Posted by Rustycar
August 7th, 2012, 11:17 PM
While XMBC is on Android indeed, it doesn't have hardware acceleration and won't run on the Android sticks or cheaper <= $99 dollar units. The OUYA is a great announcement however, and it should bode well for both of them if they can get it right. The OUYA won't support +Google Play however, so any games you installed and paid for, or any apps, nope.
Originally Posted by rridgway
Hardware acceleration on Android especially for games or something like XBMC is no easy feat and will take a lot of doing. Having 1 device to focus on should help. Once that is done, there are many other hurdles to get over to get a working/stable version.
August 8th, 2012, 01:55 AM
Looks like people have already started to get HWA working already - http://www.pivosforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=811
Originally Posted by neveroffline
August 8th, 2012, 02:05 AM
Thanks Canuckle for your vast insight. Unfortunately the PIVOS is the only device with supported hardware acceleration and one of the team members of XBMC works for them. Dig deeper.
Originally Posted by canuckle
August 8th, 2012, 02:12 AM
This was all day one news of course and included in the press release. Anyways.
August 8th, 2012, 02:41 AM
Not sure what you're getting at....You can get the XIOS DS for 99 bucks at NCIX
Originally Posted by neveroffline
XBMC just announced their partnership with OUYA yesterday - http://xbmc.org/natethomas/2012/08/0...-ouya-oh-yeah/ - This doesn't bode well for Boxee if they are working on anything.
August 8th, 2012, 02:55 AM
You seem to be missing your original point and mine so here is the direct QUOTE from XMBC.org:
"Full disclosure: I have been working for Pivos for the last few months, where I suggested the port-work and XBMC sponsorship. I hope our users join me in a thanking them for supporting XBMC and allowing me to work on the port (among other things) during the day. Be sure to check out the Pivos forums, where discussions and unofficial builds are bound to spring up quickly."
This person is Nathan.
At any rate doode, with all due respect I'd love to see this on other devices like the OUYA, or a Tegra, or an ARM, etc. other than a PIVOS product. This is not a simple process however and XBMC must be built against all of those chipsets, and each needs to be tested for compliance so to say. I wish OUYA the best and PIVOS the best. An A5, A7 single core without a GPU are not going to do this. The Google TV with dual core A7's does this, or the ix86 Atom processor like the older Revues or Sony's and they both have dedicated GPUS. Time will tell man, but you cannot buy a single Android stick that runs XBMC today suitable for $99 or less. The XIOS-DS is no-where near the performance on your Boxee Box which you cherish.