Android runs on ARM processors for the most part. That means that putting the OS onto a netbook or notebook running an x86 processor was not possible with a plain Android distro.
A couple programmers have announced that they have hacked Android to run on x86 hardware in a LiveCD version. It may be only weeks before we see the Acer Android and XP machine hit the PC market, but we are one step closer to being able to install Android on our computers ourselves.
The version was reportedly ported form an Asus Eee 701 netbook that was running Android. The software is said to be easy to install as well with users only needing to grab the ISO file, burn it to a CD and boot with the CD they made for install.[via The Inquirer]