Category Archives: Android
OUYA – It’s Released!
6-29-13: Initial release.
So unless you have been living under a rock for a long ass time, the OUYA Android console is finally out. It’s affordable at $99, and it comes with a wireless controller, and 8GB of internal memory.
The CEO has stated that the console is indeed hackable, but what does this really mean, only time will tell. It does have a number of emulator apps available already, so if you know where to get the roms, then you’ll have a good time playing old school games.
The more interesting thing is that the OUYA is basically an Android tablet or phone in disguise. Since those devices can be rooted, it will only be a matter of time before OUYA is also rooted? Wouldn’t that be interesting if there was a “black market” app that lets you play rooted games on the OUYA?
Well, let’s see what happens. I may get an OUYA one day, but when no idea as I’m still enjoying my Raspberry Pi immensely for time being.
If you got an OUYA, let us know what you think!
Skypad Alpha 2 – How To Install Google Play Store and Other Google Apps
5-29-13: Fixed download link.
9-6-16: Fixed download link.
So recently I had upgraded the firmware on my Skytex Skypad Alpha 2, and although it already came rooted from the factory, I noticed I was having issues with two things:
- Google Play store was missing, the stock firmware came with 1Mobile Market
- I installed Google Voice applet, and although it installed, I could not add my Google account to it. I downloaded Google Play Services, and this did not help.