Hardware interface for Android-powered console gets rejig based on developer feedback

Ouya controller gets redesign ahead of release

The Ouya team have improved the quality of the controller ahead of the release of its Android-powered console.

The new controller sports a range of tweaks, which were implemented following feedback from developers. Its makers say make these changes make it faster and more responsive.

Modifications to the controller include: changing the D-pad from a disc a to cross; adding rubberised tops to the thumbsticks to improve grip; improved design and mechanics for the triggers; and a more secure battery bay with higher quality material for the opening tab.

A more responsive touch pad has also been promised.

The Ouya, the $99, Android-powered console, is due for release in April 2013.

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