Common guys, it's just video games. Support OUYA/Forge. Nitpicking.
I seriously doubt that the original OUYA is going to get updated... Never say never, but the Forge is the future.
They made good and knocked the price down, the original OUYA being updated would only cause fragmentation. We could be getting games that are more demanding performance-wise, then all the OG OUYA people would be feeling left out. Like the OP said, hardware is horribly dated.
Pretty sure that updating the OUYA would cause more problems than solutions.
The Original OUYA was 99$. If you failed to get 99$ of satisfaction out of the box over the last few years, maybe it's time to reassess some things.
Not nit-picking anything. But the fact is I would rather buy a box that continues the lineage in a respectful way and can do everything and more that the Ouya does. As it is, being in the UK it isn't even a factor for me to be able to buy one. I bought a Minix box the other day and was massively disappointed by it. It has a lot of attention grabbing things they put on the box (4k! Android 5.1.1!), but how come the Ouya with its "outdated OS" is a better experience? I wouldn't want the Forge to disappoint in the same way. I'd like them to successfully pull us over in a cool way, but that's up to them.
I am really getting to the point where I feel like being annoyed at ouya for not pushing at least a 4.2 update is pointless. It's not just ouya's fault, it's a more general problem with how android hardware and software is released. I would never buy a computer which limits which operating systems I could install or how I could install them. Yet, for some reason this seems to be the norm when it comes to android. At this point, an update is not as important as having the freedom to control my own system. I'm happy to buy software from cortex if I can sideload the store, if not, what's the point?
Perhaps they are waiting for the Cortex store to be released for other devices, then they could decouple the ouya specifics from the os and give an almost stock update to something higher than 4.1.2. Again, just speculation, but meh.