The console was released to the public on June 25th, 2013.
The OUYA features the Discover Store for applications and games designed specifically for the platform. The hardware design of the OUYA allows for easy opening, allowing easy access to modding and possible hardware addons, justifying the name "open and hackable" of which Julie Uhrman has called it.
Any OUYA console can be used as a devkit, and games/apps can be created on Windows, Mac, and Linux-based operating systems. All games are required to have some element of a free-to-play aspect, whether that involved being a completely free game, free trial, or purchasable upgrades, levels, or items.
Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
System-on-chip: Nvidia Tegra 3 (T33) SoC
CPU: 1.7 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A9
Storage Capacity: 8 GB internal flash memory
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Display: HDMI (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
Graphics: Nvidia ULP GeForce
Input: USB 2.0, Micro USB (for PC connection)
Controller Input: Wireless Controller
Connectivity: Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth LE 4.0, Ethernet port
Dimensions: 75 mm (2.95 inc) cube
See OUYA Controller
The OUYA controller has 4 buttons of which spell out OUYA, 2 analog sticks with press-down buttons, a center "u" button, a connected DPad, dual RL triggers and shoulder buttons, and a touchpad.