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Will Ouya Have Android Launcher?

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By Ryan Stampton, Member on 29th July 2012, 10:01 AM
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Hi everyone im thinking about buying an ouya but i wanted to know if you can acess the android launcher?

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29th July 2012, 10:20 AM |#2  
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Probably not. But since it's hackable I'm sure it's possible one way or another.

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29th July 2012, 02:35 PM |#3  
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Hi everyone im thinking about buying an ouya but i wanted to know if you can acess the android launcher?

Thanks In advance!

No they are using a modified version of ics with a completely customised front end as opposed to just a launcher that can be replaced.

However there will be modders who can make it access traditional android launcher and play store but no it won't officially and will only do so unofficially once people have had device to hack it.

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Yes it will
The odk has a launcher with framework. It is available on their website.
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didn't they say its fully open source and rooted? im sure someone will bring different launchers to the console, maybe not a day after the release, but im pretty sure that will be possible. Now the question is, most of our launchers are touch-based, i can not imagine how you can use them with a gamepad.
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didn't they say its fully open source and rooted? im sure someone will bring different launchers to the console, maybe not a day after the release, but im pretty sure that will be possible. Now the question is, most of our launchers are touch-based, i can not imagine how you can use them with a gamepad.

Plug in a PS3 or Xbox controller to your Android device and you'll find out :P Most, if not all, launchers work with a controller. Hitting the navigation pad/stick moves from one icon to the next.
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6th February 2013, 01:15 AM |#8  
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didn't they say its fully open source and rooted?

It's not fully open source.

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Please note that we’re still working on releasing the source code for various elements of the ODK — and since some of it is compiled object code, you won’t have access (at least not today) to every single line we’ve written. We want to be sure things are in really great shape before we release code. Also, we will be holding back some sections of the code to preserve the security of OUYA, especially when it comes to payments for developers and gamers.

It is fully rootable, but it doesn't come rooted.

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For hackers: root it. Go ahead. Your warranty is safe. Even the hardware is hackable. Want to get inside? You’ll need a standard screwdriver and nothing more. Go to town. We have standard USB ports and Bluetooth, so you’ll even be able to create your own peripherals.

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So it looks like it will be some heavily modified android UI, like the original kindle fire?
6th February 2013, 03:24 PM |#10  
It's not locked down in any way so I'm pretty sure someone will code a custom launcher for it. May not be ADW or NOVA but I am sure someone will make one.
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