OUYA likely won’t be the only Android-based game console in town this spring. PlayJam is going beyond its smart TV roots to build the GameStick, a TV-based system that fits into a shell not much bigger than a typical flash drive — it’s small enough that the finished version should stow inside its own Bluetooth gamepad and draw power from the HDMI port, like Roku’s Streaming Stick. The Jelly Bean system’s dual-core Amlogic processor isn’t as powerful as the Tegra 3 in the OUYA, but it should also lead to a slightly more tempting $79 price. PlayJam’s remaining challenge is the familiar one of reaching a crowdfunding target: the company says it needs $100,000 to go through its last development hurdles and ship the production GameStick in April. If the firm makes its goal, however, the low-cost gaming world will be delightfully crowded this year.
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Via: Edge Online
Source: GameStick (Kickstarter)