Ice Cream Sandwich now on a quarter of Android devices but Gingerbread is still king

More than a quarter of all Android devices are now running Ice Cream Sandwich, but plucky old Gingerbread is still the most popular.

According to stats released by Google, approximately 25.8 per cent of Android devices are running Android 4.0 ICS, which is up from 23.7 per cent last month. But more than half - 54.2 per cent - are running Android Gingerbread, though that's down from 56 per cent.

Only about 2.7 per cent of devices are running the latest version of Android, dubbed Jelly Bean; about 1.8 per cent of devices had the OS last month.

Only 1.8 per cent of devices are running the tablet-centric Honeycomb OS. About 12 per cent have Froyo, while 3.1 per cent have Eclair, 0.3 percent have Donut, and 0.1 percent are running Cupcake.

The numbers come shortly after Google announced that its Google Play store now has 700,000 applications, Bloomberg said, up from 675,000 last month. That ties with Apple's App Store, which also has 700,000 apps, according to Apple chief Tim Cook.

Google recently added three new Nexus devices to it lineup - the Nexus 4 smartphone, Nexus 10 tablet, and a Nexus 7 tablet with higher capacities. Those three devices will run yet another version of Android - Android 4.2 - though it is still considered Jelly Bean.