At the IDF 2010 held at Beijing, an Intel executive has confirmed that Google’s Android mobile operating system has been ported to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors.

Renee James, general manager of Intel’s software and services group did not provide further details of the project. One thing confirmed is that Intel is enabling all OSes for Atom phones.

The move is to expand Intel’s reach into the mobile smartphone market which is now dominated by ARM. As Google’s Android is open source, other companies can modify it to be used on other chips and runs Intel x86 instruction for example.

We should be seeing more atom powered phones in the near future running Android.