OUYA, the Android-based console that raised $8,596,474 on Kickstarter will launch with the operating system’s latest version, Jelly Bean, the manufacturer can confirm.
The announcement was published in a release on OUYA’s official site:
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 release also revealed that OUYA manufacturers were still working away on the console’s final design:
We’re still going full-steam ahead. We’ve been refining OUYA’s hardware design (cosmetics, mechanicals, electricals, thermals etc.)
We’ve spent most of this time in the design phase, as getting it right up front saves us a lot of redesign and iteration later. We’ve had some of the best engineers and designers take a look at every design element and fine tune it.