While I dislike Android, I'd probably give it a try.I was thinking about buying Arduino or Raspberry Pi though.
I had Android on a ZTE blade (about as low end as you could get at the time) and it worked pretty well. Admittedtly it worked much better after I'd rooted it and stuck CyanogenMod mod onto it. I recently brought this too to fuck around with emulators:Was only £60 / $100. I really like the openness of Android in that regard.
You could probably order one from China where they are spawning from but I was able to get one from a UK retailer that imported. For the money it's cool, screen is not amazing and it's resistive touch although still works pretty well.
consoles as a concept are outdated and archaic. pc master reace is the only tru future.besides this thing is just an android device (no more powerful than a decent smartphone) that hooks up to your tv. hardly going to revolutionize anything. the pricing plan is ceertainly attractive but outragously flawed and I'll find it funny ass hell when it crashes and burns.