Apple, Microsoft, and Google want to tell you what you already know

You may be feeling a sense of déjà vu following this week's new product releases from the tech titan trifecta -- you won't be alone

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Finally, we've come to Google. At or around the same time Steve Ballmer is saying something about how the Surface will allow you to go back in time to kill your grandparents, but in a good way, Google will be announcing ... oh heck, let's just let The Next Web spill it:

Google will release a 32GB variant of the Nexus 7. However, our source also tells us that there will be a second 32GB variant that will offer HSPA+ (3G) support... Google has also been working with Samsung to launch a 10-inch tablet, [which] goes under the name "Codename Manta", runs Google's new Android 4.2 operating system (previously referred to as Key Lime Pie, but is set to retain the Jelly Bean branding), and will offer a 2560×1600 pixel (16:10) resolution, which we believe will offer around 300 pixels per inch (PPI) compared to the new iPad's 264 PPI....Google will launch the LG Nexus 4, featuring a quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera (and 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper), a 2100mAh battery and zzzzzzzzzzzz....

Sorry, nodded off for a second there. Whenever I hear rumors about Google hardware, I both fall into a persistent vegetative state and wake up hungry. Why is that?

Frankly, it's a little unclear to me why Google chose this week of all weeks to unveil new products. Of the three, it looks to have the least exciting things to announce (unless Larry Page has something amazing up his sleeve). It's like Google decided the only people who matter are the ones who've already converted to the church of Android, just as Apple caters almost entirely to its own cult, barely acknowledging the existence of anyone else.

And Microsoft? It's also playing to its enterprise true believers, but at least it's hoping to sway some agnostics who haven't made up their minds.

Anyway, it's going to be a big week. With any luck I'll be in a coma somewhere and miss it entirely. Wake me when it's over.

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