DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree5Likes
  • 3 Post By dgstorm
  • 2 Post By JohnDroid

Thread: [Rumor] OUYA Could End Up Getting Some Huge Backing and Become an Amazon Exclusive

  1. Editor in Chief
    dgstorm's Avatar
    Member #
    154790
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    6,331
    Liked
    2060 times
    Phone
    Enter Current Phone Model Here
    Premium Member
    #1

    [Rumor] OUYA Could End Up Getting Some Huge Backing and Become an Amazon Exclusive


    Just last year, developers of the OUYA Android gaming console raised $8.6 million on KickStarter to "kick start" their dream of dominating our living rooms with Android gaming goodness. Some new rumors suggest they might end up getting even bigger backing than that. According to the latest intel, Amazon is actively courting OUYA to become an exclusive Amazon product.

    If this intel turns out to be true, it would probably not be surprising and would likely be a huge boon for both companies. For OUYA, it would give them some seriously powerful investment backing, and it would give them one of the most solid distribution channels on the planet. For Amazon, it would help them break into the console gaming market in a relatively inexpensive way, and continue to grow their massive media distribution empire.

    What do you guys think? Would an OUYA partnership with Amazon be a good thing for the console, or would it make you less apt to buy it?

    Be sure to check out our dedicated sister-site @ OUYAForums.com, to check out all the cool discussions for this exciting new platform!

    Source: OUYAForums via Fudzilla
    Last edited by dgstorm; 01-09-2013 at 02:44 PM.
    DougDroid, veraderock and wicked like this.
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Administrator
    JohnDroid's Avatar
    Member #
    1
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    1,271
    Liked
    106 times
    Phone
    Motorola Droid
    Premium Member
    #2
    I think it would be a good relationship. Amazon knows how to do their own App store, so they could do one just for Ouya games. They could definitely help them market it and get some publisher attention.

    Win/Win!
  4. Droid Ninja
    johnomaz's Avatar
    Member #
    87119
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Valley, California
    Posts
    2,256
    Liked
    397 times
    Phone
    HTC One M8
    #3
    I wouldn't buy one then. I have no issue with Amazon's AppStore but its annoying to use. The PlayStore auto updates but the Amazon one needs to be manually updated every time. It doesn't tell you about updates unless you go look for them. I have lots of apps purchased from the Play Store that I have no intention of having to rebuy to use it on that device. That is however just me. But I know a lot of Android users that don't even know about the Amazon AppStore. If it becomes an exclusive to Amazon and only their AppStore, I think it may hurt them a bit.
    -------------------------------
    HTC One M8
    -------------------------------
  5. Master Droid
    jayman350's Avatar
    Member #
    25127
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Lowell, Ma
    Posts
    849
    Liked
    59 times
    Phone
    Bionic
    #4
    I agree with johnomaz, the Amazon appstore isn't terrible but it is far from great. If this were to be an amazon exclusive then Amazon would really need to step up their game, they are consistently 1 or 2 releases behind most apps/games.

    I used to grab the FAOTD from Amazon until the quality of the free apps declined. I now have maybe two or three apps associated w/ the appstore, got sick of waiting for updates on everything else and ended up buying the google play versions.
    Jay

    BIONIC - Ice Cream Sandwich .246 SafeStrap 3 (ICS/CM10/CodenameAndroid)
    Kindle Fire - Jelly Bean 4.1.1 by HashCode
    OG DROID DROID CONCEPTS ROMS (looking for ideas to re-purpose this fine device)

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. OUYA to Get Human Element Prequel Exclusive
    By dgstorm in forum Android News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-20-2012, 08:13 AM
  2. Replies: 92
    Last Post: 10-06-2011, 05:09 PM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 10-06-2011, 04:06 PM
  4. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-14-2011, 12:35 AM
  5. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-05-2011, 08:57 AM

Search tags for this page

ouya

,
ouya news rumors
,

ouya rumors

Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+