Google’s (NSDQ: GOOG) Open Handset Alliance included Intel (NSDQ: INTC) as a partner — although the chip manufacturer isn’t huge in the mobile space. However, Intel is looking to move into the mobile space, probably through Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), and Microsoft’s OS’s are getting more and more power-hungry. Hence… “Android comes into play here because Intel and its hardware partners will need software to run the Moorestown-class devices. At the Intel Developer Forum in September, company executives spent a fair amount of time emphasizing non-Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) software as part of the MID project” reports CNet. The time-frame proposed is 2010, when Intel releases “a chip called Moorestown”.