Intel in summer 2010 will ship a version of Google’s Android 2.2 mobile OS, code-named Froyo, which will run on the x86 architecture, a move that will enable Intel to put its Atom processor in devices such as notebooks and smartphones that run Android.

Intel engineers are working to port the Google Android mobile operating system to enable it to run with x86 processors.

The work sets the stage for more Atom-powered netbooks and tablets running Android rather than Microsoft Windows or Linux.

Intel will ship a native x86 version of Android 2.2—dubbed “Froyo”—within the next two months, a company executive told the Website APC.