And it’s about time. According to the Intel Newsroom, Google is working with Intel on optimizing future versions of Android for the low power family of Atom processors. What this determinately means is that Android will someday perform exceedingly well on Intel-based devices.

“By optimizing the Android platform for Intel architecture, we bring a powerful new capability to market that will accelerate more industry adoption and choice, and bring exciting new products to market that harness the combined potential of Intel technology and the Android platform,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.”Together we are accelerating Intel architecture and bringing new levels of innovation to a maturing Android platform.”

But, I envision this is what Mr. Paul Otellini wanted to say (the following is not true, just to be clear):

“Google was tired of their open-source OS crashing and glitching out repeatedly on a plethora of Android devices due to the fact that their OS has never truly been optimized to run in harmony with any particular manufacturer’s hardware. Meanwhile, Apple releases one phone per year that does such a fantastic job pairing its software with its hardware that the company has dominated the J.D. Power and Associates Wireless Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study six consecutive times. So Google showed up on our doorstep begging and pleading us to help them create a software/hardware combo that would actually give Apple competition. They sobbed and sniffled until we reluctantly gave in.”

Oh, I’m such a reprobate. But it’s true! If Google can actually crank out a phone that rivals one of Apple’s creations in regards to its performance, then I believe Apple has true competition. I’ve tested close to 100 Android phones, and I never thought that one of them performed as soundly as an iPhone. Noah’s got my back on this one.

Anywho, what do you folks think of the Google/Intel lovefest that’s set to take off? Will this be the long-awaited competition Apple has been dreading?

If so, Mr. Cook and company had better saddle up some more lawyers.