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Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Software Update Brings 4K UHD Support, Ouya App

Mad Cats is releasing a software update to its M.O.J.O. Android gaming console that brings in several new features such as 4K UHD support, Ouya app, and root access. It also brings in improved compatibility with the Google Play Store as well as other app stores making consumers access a wide variety of apps and games.

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Ouya App

Just recently Ouya and Mad Catz partnered together to bring Ouya games to the M.O.J.O. Consumers will be able to access a library of more than a hundred games that works perfectly with the M.O.J.O. gamepad. Some of the games include DoomGLES, Bombsquad, Shadowgun, Final Fantasy III, Ravensword: Shadowlands, and more.

4K UHD

Why watch a media content in Full HD when you can do so in UHD? The latest software update allows the device to play 4K UHD (2160p) content. You must have a 4K UHD TV or monitor to enjoy this feature though but with the prices dropping I’m sure there will be lots of customers who will be buying 4K displays soon.

Better Google Play Access

Consumers will now be able to access a wide variety of apps and games from the Google Play Store or other app markets. Previously, the only way to enjoy this kind of access was if the device got rooted.

Root Access

This device comes with an easy to follow root access and since it is an open platform rooting will not void its warranty.

If you own the Mad Catz M.O.J.O then it’s best to check on the latest software update now.

  • Click the ‘Settings’ icon on the M.O.J.O. home screen.
  • Click ‘About M.O.J.O.’ on the left sidebar.
  • Locate the ‘Build number’ on the right sidebar. The latest Build number is MO0205-TS.
  • If your Build number is not MO0205-TS then download the latest firmware.
  • After downloading, click the ‘All Apps’ icon on the M.O.J.O. home screen.
  • Click the ‘Software Upgrade’ icon.
  • Click the firmware update icon.
  • Click ‘Upgrade > OK.
  • M.O.J.O. will automatically restart once the upgrade is complete.

To Root your device

  • Download the Superboot zip file above and extract to a directory
  • Put your device in bootloader mode – Unplug the power cable and any USB cables (the dongle can stay in), insert the USB Male A-A cable in the port labelled ‘2.0’, then insert the power cable. ‘Key driver not found.. Booting OS’ will appear on screen.
  • WINDOWS – install the device drivers from the directory you extracted above if required, then run ‘superboot-windows.bat’ as Administrator
  • MAC – Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x superboot-mac.sh’ followed by ‘sudo ./superboot-mac.sh’
  • LINUX – Open a terminal window to the directory containing the files, and type ‘chmod +x superboot-linux.sh’ followed by ‘sudo ./superboot-linux.sh’
  • You will see ‘Booting downloaded image’ and a black screen, then the screen will return to ‘Key driver not found.. Booting OS’. At this point, unplug the USB cable and the power cable, wait a few moments, then reconnect the power cable to boot as normal.

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Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Now Priced At $200, Adds Ouya Everywhere Support

Mad Catz has just dropped the price of its gaming console from $250 down to $200. The M.O.J.O. is one of the most powerful Android gaming consoles in the market today that’s being powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor and 2GB of RAM. Aside from this $50 price reduction the company has also announced that it will be supporting the OUYA Everywhere initiative.

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Yesterday we reported that OUYA has partnered with one device maker to bring the OUYA experience on a non-OUYA device. There was no mention then as to which device maker they have partnered with. Now we all know that it is Mad Catz.

Mad Catz announced on its website that “First off, we’re excited to announce that we’re working with our friends at OUYA to bring their ‘OUYA Everywhere’ initiative to M.O.J.O.! In case you’re not up to speed, this means that every single great game available on OUYA console will be coming to M.O.J.O. via a free app or over the air update!”

OUYA is a gaming platform that allows anyone to play Android games on a TV using a wireless controller. While it’s true that most of the games are designed for smartphone or tablets OUYA has made sure that all of the titles available in its store are optimized for playing on a larger screen and are compatible with non-touchscreen devices.

With OUYA Everywhere coming to the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. owners of the console will have access to the game library of OUYA aside from its Google Play store and Amazon Appstore access. The OUYA store has more than 600 titles most of which are exclusive.

Ouya CEO and founder Julie Uhrman said that “Up until now, the game console experience has been locked inside a box. Together with the hardware veterans at Mad Catz, we end that. Today’s announcement signifies the inception of a truly open platform where independent developers can bring their creations to the platforms where gamers actually play: everywhere.”

If you don’t have the Mad Catz M.O.J.O. and are planning to get one then now might be a good time to do it.

Technical Specifications

  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Operating System
  • Pre-installed Google Play and NVIDIA TegraZone Apps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Support
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + 4.0 Support
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • MicroSD Flash Slot
  • HDMI Out
  • 3.5mm Headphone Socket
  • 100Mbit Ethernet Socket

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Mad Catz M.O.J.O. Android Console Priced At $250, Coming This December 10

Mad Catz first revealed its M.O.J.O. Android gaming console at the E3 event held this year at Los Angeles. The device allows consumers to play Android games on a bigger display such as a flat screen TV. It will rival other similar consoles such as the Ouya and Shield and will have access to Google Play, Amazon App Store and TegraZone (NVIDIA’s game portal).

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Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, said in a press release that “The M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android has attracted strong interest due to its high-performance hardware, open software platform and the ecosystem of accessories. M.O.J.O. is the center piece of our GameSmart mobile initiative and brings core gaming experiences to the mobile platform.”

Mad Catz has announced that it will start shipping out the M.O.J.O. this coming December 10 and will come with a price tag of $250. Those interested in getting this Android gaming console can now pre-order it at the company website. The company also mentioned that it will only be available in “limited quantities” during its initial release so if you’re planning to get this device then you should pre-order it now.

Technical Specifications

  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.8GHz Processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • Pre-installed Google Play and NVIDIA TegraZone Apps
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n Support
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + 4.0 Support
  • USB 3.0 Port
  • USB 2.0 Port
  • MicroSD Flash Slot
  • HDMI Out
  • 3.5mm Headphone Socket
  • 100Mbit Ethernet Socket

The device has pretty much high end specs and should be able to flawlessly run any Android game out in the market. Previously it was reported that this device will support PC gaming via streaming. This functionality however has not been mentioned on the website which could mean that it was announced by mistake or the feature still has yet to be officially announced.

One challenge that this console will most likely have is its high price tag. In comparison, this device costs 3 times higher than the Gamestick and around 2.5 times higher than the Ouya. The 4GB Xbox 360 is even priced at $200, $50 cheaper than the M.O.J.O.

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