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Google Zeitgeist 2012: world searches most for Apple iPad 3, Samsung Galaxy S III most looked up phone

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Google Zeitgeist 2012: world searches most for Apple iPad 3, Samsung Galaxy S III most looked up phone
Twitter and Facebook already told us what technology their users most talked about, but nothing can yet compare to the accuracy and scale of Google’s searches. 

The most searched gadgets on Google are usually a good representation of what the world is most looking for.

And now that Google has released its Zeitgeist 2012, you can look at not what just the world as a whole is searching for, but at detailed stats for separate countries as well.

So while the global top 10 of gadget searches looks like this:

  1. iPad 3
  2. Samsung Galaxy S3
  3. iPad Mini
  4. Nexus 7
  5. Galaxy Note 2
  6. Play Station
  7. iPad 4
  8. Microsoft Surface
  9. Kindle Fire
  10. Nokia Lumia 920

When it comes to the United States, the top 10 gadgets ranking changes slightly:

  1. iPad 3
  2. iPad Mini
  3. Samsung Galaxy S3
  4. Kindle Fire
  5. Nexus 7
  6. Microsoft Surface
  7. Galaxy Note 2
  8. Samsung Galaxy S2
  9. iPhone 5
  10. Nokia Lumia 900

And when it comes to the U.S. top 10 phone searches we get the following picture:

  1. iPhone 5
  2. iPhone 4s
  3. Samsung Galaxy S3
  4. Galaxy Note
  5. Galaxy Note 2
  6. Blackberry Bold
  7. Blackberry Curve
  8. Nokia Lumia 900
  9. Windows Phone 8
  10. Motorola Droid Razr

There is a few takeaways here, and the first one is that Apple gadgets continue being admired and searched for in the United States. Something else too, though, while Apple tablets reign supreme in global searches, the iPhone 5 does not even make it into the top 10. Instead, the Samsung Galaxy S III is enjoying a much more favorable second position.

Will this disconnect widen as Android devices continue appearing in massive quantities, or will Apple manage to boost its share? Those are all open questions for 2013.

source: Google Zeitgeist 2012

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posted on 13 Dec 2012, 02:08 1

1. OHaZZaR (Posts: 131; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


I guess that makes sense...

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 02:19 4

2. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


In U.S. you've told us that the top 10 gadgets put the s3 on number 3, yet when it comes to top phones in US, the iPhone 5 and 4s dominates s3. how did this happen?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 02:22 1

4. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Come on man. This is based on people searching the internet... While in your case, i think it's the sales estimate. No?

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 09:01

12. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Sorry...my bad! *Takes it back*!! :)

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 02:20

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2993; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I searched for renders of iP5 before it was released. Hoping it would be something different...but then the speculations came to be true and well, i lost interest!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 02:24

5. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


?!?
Doesn't make sense, looking at second and third charts obviously

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:25

7. wando77 (Posts: 265; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Agreed

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 03:14

6. jed27 (Posts: 65; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


To the 'analysts' out there who are constantly releasing their 'calculations' here and there, this article shows that USA=/=world.

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:51

8. bloodline (Posts: 691; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


No surprise, I can see i-sheep/apple-fan-boys just typing in iphone 5, ipad3 in Google all day just to rank higher

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 05:55

9. ajerseyjr (Posts: 10; Member since: 10 Sep 2012)


Always Apple products the FIRST!

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 06:00

10. networkdood (Posts: 6250; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


dirty deeds done with i......

posted on 13 Dec 2012, 08:16

11. doesitmatter (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Its ironic how isheeps are using Google to search for their ithings

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