Other names in the mobile industry include Microsoft, which was named 84,174 times. Sony finished the year with 46,468 mentions while Nokia had 29,935, RIM (now BlackBerry) tallied 29,638 and China Mobile managed 5,302.
Google's best month for publicity was May when it had 13,336 mentions in the global media, most likely due to Google I/O, which took place in that time period. Apple's press coverage peaked in September with 15,270 mentions in the global media, no doubt due to the widespread launch of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c.
Google beats out Apple for most mentions by the global media in 2013
1. Google gets mentioned nearly 124,000 times in the global media during 2013
2. The number of Apple's global mentions dropped 27% this year
source DowJones via BGR