Android Kernel Versions

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Kernel versions known to run Android

2.6.25

The original (version 1.0) of Android for the G1/ADP1 used Linux version 2.6.25

2.6.27

The 1.5 release of Android (cupcake) for the G1/ADP1 used Linux version 2.6.27

2.6.29

As of September, 2009, the kernel/common.git tree for Android has a 2.6.29 kernel. Whether this means that the Donut release will include this version of the kernel remains to be seen.

Selecting a kernel tree for a new port

This article has good information on porting Android to a new device. Note that it debates which kernel tree is appropriate to start with, for porting to a new device: