The latest version of the Linux kernel, version 3.3, released was on March 18, 2012 which now include code from the Android Project. In theory this means that in the future you should be able to run your favorite Android apps from within Linux. We place a stress on should, since as Google continuous to tweak it phone OS it is possible that significant forking may again happen in the future.
Google does need a desktop operating system which is compatible with Android. Android is back home for now. Lets hope it stays that way.