Intel has been working behind the scenes, tweaking the Android open-source code and will be releasing a native x86 version of Android Froyo (Android 2.2) to developers this summer, according to a report from APC.
In an interview APC conducted with Rene James, Intel’s senior VP of software and services, James claimed, “Our expectation is that (native x86 Android) will be based on the Froyo release and will be available this summer to developers”
James added that the process “wasn’t tremendously difficult, as we have a lot experience in Linux.”
Because developers originally conceived Android as a mobile OS, it was written for ARM processors, which are found in most smartphones. Now with Atom support, expect many more netbooks and tablets to sport the Google mobile OS.