Paying to beta test: Google’s Dan Morrill explains why the OUYA feels so janky
The OUYA system is a neat idea hampered by some major usability issues. Right now the hardware and software simply don't feel finished, and using the system can be a frustrating endeavor. The whole thing just isn't ready for release.
I could list the problems I have with the console, but Google's Dan Morrill, whose Twitter profile lists him as an Android Open Source & Compatibility Tech Lead, beat me to it, and he goes into far greater detail than I ever could. All of these issues are fixable, but they're also basic mistakes and missteps when it comes to handling the OUYA's user interface, and it's kind of scary the first batch of units were sent out in this shape.
Anyway, it's a fascinating read. Let's hope the OUYA team is taking notes.