I think John Drake wins.
I'll be getting mine with the March shipment as and am really looking forward to it.
If it totally flops, it still becomes a decently-powerful ARM/Tegra device that I can use for development, or as a replacement HTPC. I'm currently using a 2009 Mac Mini for all my HTPC needs but it's increasingly feeling like overkill, so if the OUYA gets decent app support it'd free up that machine for another project/family member/selling.
@RavenSword: Does eBay say the item has been sold and paid for? Just remember there is as much security on the buyer's end as there is the seller's. If this person has paid for the item, eBay will probably hang fire processing it to your bank/Paypal account until there's a confirmed dispatch. You'd be essentially taking money for an item which you still currently possess.
@RavenSword: You don't need to adjust it yourself, eBay should let you know once it has been paid for. If you listed a single item, once the payment clears it drops out of stock and / or closes the auction.
@RavenSword: Just keep your eyes peeled for fraud. I listed an iPod Touch (4th Gen) on Amazon a year or so ago and the amount of phishing scams that piled through my email was unbelievable. Don't act on anything until payment is confirmed through Paypal. If you get the OK from Paypal, generally you don't have to worry about it appearing in your account. This can take a couple of days, but if Paypal has it confirmed then the money has most certainly left the buyer's account.
@Sonowake: Yeah definitely. I think if you're used to Auto it's hard to go back. In all of our filmmaking, we're 100% manual, so I'm pretty used to getting a feel for an environment and knowing what settings I want quickly. Not the most ideal in a point-and-shoot scenario for sure though!
@will: I run a production company in Scotland and we do a lot of digital filmmaking with old lenses thanks to the adaptors that are available. Such a great way to get loads of different looks on a budget. I highly recommend checking out Canon FD lenses if you're enjoying messing around with manual control!
@RavenSword: manga is usually a far smaller physical form than a comic book. It stands to reason that the content of a page is designed in a way to accommodate the smaller area.
@RavenSword: yeah so long as your carrier allows it.
If you can afford it, keep the iPhone about until you have used the Nexus 4 as your day-to-day phone and have set on it one way or the other.
Despite what some may be saying here, if you're getting used to those LTE speeds no amount of HSDPA+ or DC-HSDPA will change the fact that the browsing will feel significantly slower. It's much easier to bear HSDPA speed if you're coming from 3G than LTE. I regularly get around 70-75mbps on LTE with the iPhone 5, versus the 25-30mbps on HSPA of my Android phone. It's significant, especially so if you tether to other devices (which is almost reason alone to hang onto that iPhone 5).
I would install iTunes and put your backup into: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup.
That is the target folder iTunes looks to for a backup. Provided the backup is there in its entirety, it should be picked up in iTunes and available when you hit Restore.
It's not a guarantee, but it's probably a better alternative to a third party restore process
There will be a new OUYA next year, and the year after that, unlike the traditional game console model, where new hardware ships in five- to seven-year generational increments. "Our strategy is very much similar to the mobile strategy," OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman told us in an interview this afternoon, followingher DICE 2013 speech. "There will be a new OUYA every year. There will be an OUYA 2 and an OUYA 3," she added. One potentially featuring therecently revealed Tegra 4, perhaps, rather than the Tegra 3 powering the first units? It sure sounds like it. "We'll take advantage of faster, better processors, take advantage of prices falling. So if we can get more than 8GB of Flash in our box, we will," she explained.
But don't fret, nervous game buyer. Uhrman assured us that "all the games will be backward compatible" going forward. When pushed on how this will work, she said, "The games will be tied to you, the gamer," (like Steam is now) rather than tying your game licenses to the hardware you purchased (like, say, Nintendo's Wii U).
This, combined with the announcement that Double Fine's Reds will launch on the machine, makes me way more excited for the future of the Little Android Console That Could.
One of the things that became super frustrating about this generation was how stagnant the consoles felt some 5-6 years into the cycle, and given the fact that ARM has seen pretty much exponential growth since smartphones/tablets have become a thing, the notion that a $99 console could see the same technological leaps every year is pretty exciting to me so long as the developers are there. That and the fact that it's open to development and tinkering could make it a fantastic HTPC/Emulator Box/console hybrid at a stupidly affordable price.
Anyone else getting more excited as it closes in on launch date?
@CouchPotatoTalk: What about the improved music controls? I find those incredibly helpful.
Word. Those, and also quick access to brightness,
Outside of reinstalling the app, I would fire Google an email. If you have any other A5 devices on hand (eg, iPhone 4S/5th gen iPod Touch, iPad 2) then you could try replicate the issue on the same chipset to see if it's isolated to the Mini?
Download the Speedtest.net app for the phone and run it while you're on wifi to rule out your network.
If it's fine and it's still playing up, restore the device through iTunes and that should rule out the software. If you restore, set it up as a new device (without backup) and test before putting your backup on — there's always the chance that whatever is causing the issue could be in your backup, so be prepared to sync your data back manually.