OUYA, the Android based home "console" made famous my it's very ambitious for the time kick starter movement will finally see delivery to the first customers who participated in that kick starter many months ago. Supporters and participants of the kick starter received a notification of shipment for March 28th moments ago. The e-mail states the following:
OUYAs will begin shipping to Kickstarter backers on March 28. That’s right. Parts are in the factory and assembly lines are buzzing. We’ll gradually ramp up production as we make sure things are working. (Our full launch is still set for June, which is when OUYA will be available in stores!)
Meanwhile, tens of thousands of you will receive your OUYA, and you’ll get to start playing right away. You will also get to watch OUYA evolve over the coming weeks and months. We’ll continue to add new features, refine our user experience, and bring on more games. As always, we appreciate your feedback (and apply it), so keep it coming.
Keep a lookout in your inbox for an email from us. It will have your tracking number and estimated delivery date. Might take a few weeks to get to everyone. We have a lot of OUYAs to ship!
I have to admit, although I was never the largest support of an Android based "console," I am jealous that I won't be on this list, as I would love to have one. Maybe in the near future, eh?
So what's everyones thoughts on these new, cheap, easy to pick up mobile operating system console's? Would you consider buying one? Let me know by subscribing to me here and following me on twitter @NicholasGigante.