Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86by Anand Lal Shimpi on September 13, 2011 12:54 PM EST
Paul Otellini just showed off a Medfield based Android phone (running the "latest" version of Android) and immediately announced a development partnership with Google. Andy Rubin from Google just joined him on stage to announce that all future releases of Android will be optimized for Intel x86 architecture. This ultimately means we'll see x86 in addition to ARM ports of future versions of Google. We already know that Intel isn't the launch partner for Ice Cream sandwich, but it looks like Intel may be in the running for whatever comes after it.
The first Medfield based phones are expected in the first half of 2012. It looks like MeeGo is old news and Intel is throwing its weight behind Android.