SAN FRANCISCO, (Reuters) - Ouya's $99 Android videogame console goes on sale on Tuesday, the latest attempt by a growing crop of niche hardware makers to chip away at a market dominated by Sony Corp, Microsoft Corp and Nintendo Co Ltd.
Computer operating systems have historically cost a boatload of money. When Microsoft launched Windows 95 18 years ago, it was $210. Apple's Mac OS X operating system for Mac computers went for $129 when it launched in 2001. That means in order to keep your ~$1,000 machine up to date with the latest and greatest software, you had to shell out a few extra hundred bucks. But things have changed.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) takes another step towards smart homes as it adds a new third-party app for its premium branded TV product. The player and server based multimedia streaming app, Plex, is perhaps the most interesting update to the tech giant’s recently launched Apple TV app store. According to the announcement by Plex, Inc.
Microsoft Corp. is speculated to be bringing Android apps to Windows mobile platforms when it launches Windows 10 on Wednesday, according to ZDNet, effectively closing the app gap between Android/iOS and Windows devices.
As an electronic reader, Apple's iPad has been touted as a possible "Kindle killer" but what has videogame makers buzzing is the potential of the touchscreen tablet computer as a gaming platform."It's going to be a really powerful handheld game console," said Asbjoern Soendergaard, founder and chief executive officer of Tactile Entertainment. "It's going to be an awesome gaming experience."