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

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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12 Comments

1. OHaZZaR

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

I guess that makes sense...

2. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 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?

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

12. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

5. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

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

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Agreed

6. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

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

8. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 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

9. ajerseyjr

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Always Apple products the FIRST!

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

dirty deeds done with i......

11. doesitmatter

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

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