iPhone 6 the most Googled smartphone in 2014, followed by the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 6

iPhone 6 the most Googled smartphone in 2014, followed by the Galaxy S5 and the Nexus 6
Previously known simply as Google Zeitgeist, the search giant today released "Year in Search" – a breakdown of the most popular search queries for 2014, spanning categories including global news, YouTube videos, people, and, of course, consumer electronics.

As with the iPhone 5s last year, Apple again topped the last chart, this time around with the 5s' successor – the iPhone 6. Samsung's Galaxy S5 was the second most searched for gadget on the web, followed by Google's own Nexus 6, the Motorola Moto G, and the Galaxy Note 4. In fact, the only non-smartphone products on the list are Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console and the Apple Watch, which is yet to hit the market, interestingly enough.

Speaking of Apple, another one of its products also made it fairly high on the YouTube video chart – the iPhone 6 Plus. Taking the 5th slot, the so-called Bendgate fiasco has propelled the iPhone 6 Plus' popularity, and though the saying goes "any publicity is good publicity", we're not sure Apple would see it that way. 

All of that fades in comparison with what Flappy Bird achieved, though. The viral hit of a game made it to #6 on what is arguably the most competitive chart – total searches. Mighty impressive for a solo indie developer. See the rest at the source below.



source: Google

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25 Comments

1. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not surprised with the iPhone 6 and S5 being top I'm surprised with the Nexus 6 and Moto G being so high up And surprised that the iPhone 6+ and PS4 aren't there

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

No one knew that the name will be iPhone 6+, so it is normal to not finding it in the top list.

10. HansGoneInsane unregistered

True that. But no one knew the name of Apple Watch as well. Still, the device made it into the top 10. Anyway, iPhone rules! :)

12. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

May be iPhone 6 + iPhone 6+ have been combined to hit the top spot?

2. RareCandy

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

iphone rules full stop, no need fanboy war, end of discussion :)

3. Dumbledora

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

*insert scumbag meme* gives his opinion.... Doesn't care about anyone else

6. RareCandy

Posts: 61; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

no fanboy war please, iphone no.1 is a fact :)

13. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Lol your the one provoking the fanboy war so chill with that. lol Also, just because Iphone takes the top slot doesnt make it number 1 ._. many people cant afford that type of phone but most people will want to know what it looks like and what features it has. I prefer android myself but I have a respect for Apple tech and I was curious about the iPhone 6 and so I was googling every few days to see leaks and and concept arts. So turn down your iPhone worship and consider that the reason its number 1 is because of curious people like me. and Dreamers making that 10 year plan to purchase the iPhone 6 when the price goes down.

17. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

I actually google the newest iphone to see if apple have actually been innovative but every time I see the same rubbish, so how many of the iphone searches on google are just people like myself. Bet theres thousands. Nothing "No.1" about an iphone really is there, like seriously! Looooool

19. tedkord

Posts: 17133; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But the top search was, "how can I fix my bent iPhone 6?"

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Love my 6 plus

24. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

thank you gagakiller...

25. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

what a c*nehead. being sold a standard phone with metal on it along with a super limited OS for a huge price. what else could be said about you?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

lol.....Nokia X in top ten ?!

7. Tziggy14

Posts: 623; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Why is the Moto G so high?

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5625; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Basically the best value phone (excluding those Asia only phones)

8. MrTzr unregistered

No porn?

11. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

right?

15. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It says most Googled smartphone. Not most Googled word/topic

23. phljcnth

Posts: 550; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yeah, because Xbox One and Apple Watch is a smartphone.

14. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Moto G is High because Google is in Charge of Motorola

16. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

The bend test paid off XD

18. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

The last slide just about summarizes our society...

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

He shouldn't even wrote this article to even start a flame war in the first place. This isn't news.

21. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

nexus? no way

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