Intel optimizing their architect for Android to get into mobile market by 2012.
If you thought Windows 8 was the only OS coming up with capability to run on both x86 and ARM processors then you are wrong. Intel and Google have unveiled their partnership to allow Android to run on x86 processors i.e. in future normal laptops and PCs can be installed with Android OS too. Although the Android OS is not meant for mainstream desktop PCs but would see positive response on Intel Atom processor based netbooks and ultrabooks. On other hand this will give Intel to get in on the tablet market too by introducing their atom processors for use in tablets as well as smartphones.
Android will be made fully compatible with x86 architect in first quarter of 2012. While the very first Intel chip smartphone / tablet may appear in first half of 2012. This partnership will be a win-win condition for both the companies; Google’s OS gets more product coverage and Intel gets to enter tablet market as the sales of PCs and Laptops slow down.