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The most important feature of the new 9.7-inch iPad might be its $329 price tag, which makes it the most affordable large-screen tablet Apple has introduced to date.
The latest version of Google's mobile operating system, named Android O or Oreo, is mostly all about incremental feature updates.
Google made significant strides in 2016 to get more Android devices updated and reduce the number of harmful applications, but more work remains.
Some of the most popular exhibits at the 2017 CeBIT show are from startup companies that are demonstrating some highly creative thinking.
Market rumors indicate Samsung is getting ready to introduce the Galaxy Note 8, the replacement for the previous large-screen smartphone model that was recalled because of overheating batteries.
There is renewed speculation that Microsoft is getting ready to introduce a Surface Book 2 hybrid device with a higher-resolution screen and an updated Intel processor.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple and Android smartphones that lack augmented security measures leave high-priority hacking targets, such as President Donald Trump, vulnerable to electronic spying.
The Nougat-based handset includes a 5.7-inch HD touch-screen display, an enhanced stylus and a fingerprint sensor for security for $180.
Google engineers discovered a rogue family, dubbed Chamois, that generated a large volume of invalid ad traffic, illegal app promotion and installation activity that was difficult to root out because of the lengths it went to avoid detection.
Intel, seeking to acquire critical technology for self-driving cars, is spending $15.3 Billion to acquire Mobileye, an Israeli developer of computer vision and machine-learning systems.
NEWS ANALYSIS: If past market indicators hold true, the Apple is about to introduce several new iPads models, but perhaps not all at the same time.