Acer Iconia A200 -- With Ice Cream Sandwich in January

By Gary Cutlack on at

Acer has revealed its Iconia A200 tablet, which will be available very shortly. It'll arrive first running Android 3.2 in some countries, but Acer says units sold in the UK from January 2012 will come with Android 4.0 onboard.

Apart from the cutting-edge OS, the A200 is a relatively standard Android tablet. You get a 10.1" screen that supports multitouch input, plus the machine's internal organs are based around the commonplace Tegra 2 chipset, giving you dual-core power running at 1GHz.

The only hardware nod to Android 4.0 is the full-size USB socket, which will let users connect game controllers and all sorts of other USB devices, thanks to Google's recent inclusion of full USB support in both the 3.2 and 4.0 versions of its mobile OS.

Apart from that, the A200's pretty boring, but ought to be cheap enough to challenge the Eee Pad Transformer Prime for success in getting an ICS tablet in your hands first. [Techradar]