Thursday , August 17 2017

Ouya stops by the FCC, poses for pictures

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While Ouya has been shipping their Android-powered consoles to Kickstarter backers for a couple of weeks now, they’ve also been steadily advancing toward general availability of the device at US retail stores starting on June 4.

An important step in this process is obtaining the approval of the US Federal Communications Commission, better known by its shorthand FCC. Almost every device you own likely has an FCC logo or ID number etched into its backplate or listed in its manual.

The result – which you can see on the FCC’s site – is a series of PDFs showing specifications, test results and a fairly detailed yet pedestrian display of the device and its innards, set against rulers and printed ID numbers on well-worn workbenches. If you like to treat your gadgets carefully – or perhaps like me, you’re just squeamish about opening them up in case you can’t put them back together – it’s an almost shocking experience.

Unlike many FCC leaks for upcoming smartphones, there’s nothing new in the FCC listing for the device, although you might like to read the (pretty basic) user manual – Ouya’s been very open about the contents and design of their console since starting their history-making Kickstarter campaign, and early backers have already started to receive their units. If anything, at this stage obtaining FCC certification seems more like a rite of passage that the device has to go through before the general public can buy it.

While Ouya’s retail plans in the US have been known for some time, we’ve yet to hear of any plans to sell the device at Australian retail stores. We’ve reached out to Ouya for information.

Would you buy an Ouya at retail? Did you already back it on Kickstarter? Let us know in the comments!

 
Source: VUI-OUYA1 (FCC).
Via: Engadget.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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