What is Android 2.6.36?


I saw a cheap, and I mean really cheap, tablet for sale. The specs say that it is running Android 2.6.36. I'm pretty familiar with Android, but I don't know this one, and a quick google search didn't tell me much. Does anyone know any details about Android 2.6.36?

Answer this Question


2 total
Vote Up (19)

It's running Gingerbread, a version of Android that was released back in 2010. So it's not up to date. You'd have to figure out if it can be upgraded to the latest release or not. If not, then it's probably not worth buying.

Here's some info on Gingerbread:

Android 2.3.x Gingerbread

BTW, it seems that Apple is headed toward a release of some sort of iPad mini soon. So if you want a less expensive tablet, you might want to sit tight and see what they are going to release. I believe the announcement will happen around October 10 or something like that.

Vote Up (18)

LOL, I think someone has been looking at the buy.com daily email deals this morning, because I just got one that listed a refurbished Pandigital tablet for $39.99.  I just looked at the specs and sure enough, it says Android 2.6.36.  


I think they screwed up (or were being deceptive) and somebody typed in the Linux kernel version.  I'm pretty sure it is a Donut or Eclair tablet, and it should say either 1.5 or 1.6.  There has never been an android 2.6 as far as I know.  One thing I do know is that I wouldn't get a tablet running on Android 1.6 unless I needed a new doorstop.      

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
In the U.S. alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices -- Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods -- were sold on eBay over the last 12 months.
Think CIOs in the U.S. are struggling with how to handle BYOD? IDC's John Delaney says it's much worse in Europe.
As iOS 8--and, presumably, new iPhone and iPad hardware--approaches its release day, big changes are on the horizon for Apple's Touch ID, a technology that has been met with less enthusiasm than it deserves.
The Pirate Bay launched a mobile site on Thursday to make it easier to navigate the search engine for torrent files on mobile devices.
The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.
Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve as wireless devices proliferate and demand for video and other data explodes.
Who needs a Fitbit anyway? Your iPhone can track your steps for you, but not every pedometer app can go the distance.
Facebook reported Wednesday that it now handles an average of more than 1 billion searches a day, but it still has work to do to provide a comprehensive search tool.
A majority of AT&T's new smartphone customers are now choosing a plan where they pay for their phones over time, helping to drive strong second-quarter financial results, the carrier said.
Facebook's quarterly sales rose 61 percent on the strength of mobile advertising, the company said Wednesday.