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Is there a list of which kernel version comes in each Android AOSP version?

Or lets say, which version /proc/version would spit out.

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You can find all of the stock kernel versions at the Wikipedia Android version history page. It has the kernel version for each version of Android; it's at the end of the descriptions of each Android version.

Table from Wikipedia:

Android Version    |API Level  |Linux Kernel in AOSP
1.5   Cupcake      |3          |2.6.27
1.6   Donut        |4          |2.6.29
2.0/1 Eclair       |5-7        |2.6.29
2.2.x Froyo        |8          |2.6.32
2.3.x Gingerbread  |9, 10      |2.6.35
3.x.x Honeycomb    |11-13      |2.6.36
4.0.x Ice Cream San|14, 15     |3.0.1
4.1.x Jelly Bean   |16         |3.0.31
4.2.x Jelly Bean   |17         |3.4.0
4.3   Jelly Bean   |18         |3.4.39
4.4   Kit Kat      |19, 20     |3.10
5.x   Lollipop     |21, 22     |3.16.1
6.0   Marshmallow  |23         |3.18.10

Note: other “distributions” of Android might run different kernel versions.

Anyone is welcome to correct and expand this table. Please keep formatting.

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There's no hard fast rules involved! For instance, ICS/JB on Zte Blade used kernel 2.6.35, ICS on Sony Xperia Mini was 2.6.32... take this with a pinch of salt as its only a guideline :) – t0mm13b Aug 21 '13 at 12:31
I can completely see why different devices running the same Android version would run different kernels, but this table is just a rule of thumb and yes I would like a grain of salt with my rule of thumb =) – John Aug 21 '13 at 12:43
Let’s restrict the table here to AOSP Android! – Robert Siemer Aug 22 '13 at 13:27
Also, when a device is released with specific android version and kernel, and later the android version is updated by manufacturer, the kernel version is mostly kept at initial version with patches. – Bharat G Oct 15 '15 at 2:23
Kernel 3.10.84 on a Sony Xperia z5 running Android 6.0 – theking2 Mar 11 at 22:40

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