There is a new Kickstarter on the block and it’s name is Quya. The name is rather odd, but the concept is genius: A $99 open source Android game console that comes with a touch-pad controller. This concept is so popular, the Kickstarter project reached the goal of $915,000 in under a day. Now they are sitting at over $1 Million Dollars.
Click the picture to go to the kickstarter page. Specifications for the console are below.
- Tegra3 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal flash storage
- HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth LE 4.0
- USB 2.0 (one)
- Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button), a touchpad
- Android 4.0
Could be an interesting concept, though I don’t know if any Android games really lend themselves to a console system. It will be a while before this probably gets anything that’s worth the time. Other than that, it’s basically a concept I remember my roommate coming up with once so I thought that was funny.