The holidays are quickly approaching and people are trying to decide which game console to buy. Should you go with the Wii U, PS4 or Xbox One? That’s a question that I can’t answer, but Ouya can.
In an attempt to make you drop $100 on the micro-Android console this holiday season, the Ouya team has updated the system software with its biggest patch yet. The new update – codenamed “Abominable Snowman” – brings with it a number of new UI tweaks and storage options.
With this latest update, the UI is seeing the most change with an increased focus on ease of use and readability. Here’s everything that you can expect to see:
Here’s what it looks like:
In other good news, double-tapping the Ouya button will now bring up the system menu instead of exiting the game. From the system menu, you can exit games, eject external drives, turn off controllers or put the Ouya into sleep mode.
The other major update in the latest system software moves external storage support from closed to open beta. In other words, all users can now plug an external USB drive into their Ouya for additional storage. Here’s what you need to know:
For all other changes, including some minor bug fixes, check out the Ouya post about the latest update. You can grab it from the system update option on the Ouya console. There’s no word on whether or not the system update will be pre-installed on Ouya hardware sold during the holidays, but it would be nice to have one console this Christmas that doesn’t require a day-one update.[Image: Ouya]