Intel’s in the tricky position of playing Android iteration catch-up — but it’s getting better at it. Releases are now appearing every six months, with the latest release of Android (4.2.2) now Intel-optimized — at least at a pre-alpha stage. The company’s Open Source Technology Center devs have been working on the Android Open-Source Project to ensure it works well on Intel-powered devices, whether that’s PCs for debugging and testing or those still-rare Intel smartphones. Now powered by the Linux 3.8 kernel, there’s a new interactive installer, plus the new ability to dual-boot on a Windows 8 system. So it’s all good news for developers, but it should drip down to more immediate updates on the likes of Motorola’s RAZR i and any future Android hardware Intel’s planning to power.