In theory these cheap Intel Baytrail based tablets (Linx, Lamina, many others) should be able to run the X86 version of Android. The Baytrail platform has been used on native Android products and there are Chinese tablets that even offer a dual-boot in between the two operating systems. There are at least couple of ways to potentially achieve this:
The Android-x86 is an open source project to port Android to the x86 platform. You can use it to run Android on regular PC hardware. I have tried it on some old Thinkpad laptops and the experience has been surprisingly good. There is even a spin-off project Remix OS which aims to modify the user interface to be better suited on traditional PC hardware.
The Linux hardware support of Baytrail-based tablets is unfortunately quite poor for some reason. I tested Android-x86 on my Linx 7 / Lamina 7 and the boot halts at an early phase.
What you need to do in order to try this:
- Download Android-x86 EFI image
- Flash the image to a USB-stick
- Disable secure boot in Linx 7 UEFI/BIOS settings
- Boot the Linx from the USB
It goes to the bootloader and you need a physical USB keyboard for the boot menu, but freezes shortly after that. Most likely an issue of missing driver(s). Now my question is - is anyone aware of Android-x86 modified builds to boot on Linx / Lamina 7?
Dual boot using a Cube iWork firmware
It appears that the Cube branded cheap tablets are based on the same board as the Linx and Lamina, and they offer Android 4.4 / Windows 8.1 dual boot models. Their firmware has leaked to the Internet for anyone to download and it can be used to dual boot a Linx tablet as well.
I need to dig deeper into this topic before posting any guides etc. Note that it is risky business with a serious risk of bricking your device.