Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Evolving Channel

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http://www.thevarguy.com – In mid-June, in the space of just a week, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) unveiled plans to enter the hardware tablet market with Surface and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) previewed iOS 6 for iPhone and iPad users. Now, Google has taken the wraps off its Nexus 7 tablet, full-featured and positioned for the budget-conscious, running Jelly Bean, or Android 4.1 — the latest version of the OS. Aside from the obvious, what all three of the new entrants to the market have in common is not just that they’re cloud-connected: it’s that taken together, they push IT that much further down the road away from (IT news)