OUYA’s new hardware and software boss confirms ethernet port

Some exciting news has sprung out of the OUYA camp today. The team announced the man behind the scenes of the hardware and software engineering. Muffi Ghadiali is in charge of all those things, and he used to be a big part of the Amazon Kindle Fire’s development as he was previously with Lab126, the team Amazon pegged for development of their hardware projects.

With that announcement came another: the OUYA gaming console will now come with an ethernet port! This is essential for those who haven’t stepped into the new age of WiFi, or for those who just want a more stable connection for their Android-based gaming console.

Let’s hope there are more good surprises to be announced before this thing hits production. The project on Kickstarter has attracted nearly 40,000 backers and has raised over $5 million as of the time of this writing. The funding period is due to end August 9th.

There is still time to get your hands on the awards which will grant you an OUYA console from $99 and up so be sure to pledge your dollars (you won’t be charged until the funding period ends) and stake your claim to fame to one if it’s something you’re excited about. [via Kickstarter]

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  • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

    Phandroid: Don’t waste your money on OUYA.
    Phandroid: There’s still time to put your money down for OUYA!

    • Mike Culbertson

      It’s just amateur journalism. Phandroid needs to learn to properly mark it’s editorial items.

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      Do you have a link for when they said don’t buy? I can’t recall such an article

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Phandroid isn’t just 1 person who writes. Nor does any 1 writer speak for the whole. We’re all individuals, with our own minds, thoughts and views — all brought together by our mutual love for Android.

      • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

        I’m just teasing. I’ve been coming here for my android news from way back when I got my Motorola Cliq. It’s just funny watching your opinions conflict. Not so funny when you guys write repeat stories, lol.

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        Chris, what is your opinion on the matter? do you think OUYA is a waste of money? Personally, i have not yet made a decision.

      • robjackson81

        Well explained, Chris. Now where is that rebuttal editorial post we discussed so many times?

      • Mental_Moose

        Are you trying to convince me that you are not all just androids (see what I did thar?) running on a collective hive mind?
        I mean: The hair is a dead giveaway O_o

    • Mental_Moose

      Technically; those are not necessarily conflicting opinions.
      “There’s still time to put your money down for OUYA, but you really shouldn’t” :p

  • Shaftway

    This isn’t just for those who don’t have WiFi or who want a “more stable connection”. This is actually a must for twitch-based games, such as first person shooters. On my wireless network I typically see lag of 50-80 ms, versus 15-18 ms wired in. That’s an eternity in first person shooters. I’d never play these games on my 360 without a wired connection.

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      Definately need a hardline, especially when hosting.

  • JulianZHuang

    I backed $95 last week and then I found out I need to wait until March of next year to receive the console.

    • http://twitter.com/mhof1990 Martin

      The same here… but you should have known this before you backed!

      • JulianZHuang

        i was expecting around january after the end of fall semester haha