iPhone 6s tops Galaxy S6 in Google’s ‘Year of Search’ list
iPhone ranks as the no. 1 consumer tech gadget on Google’s newly-released “Year of Search” list, beating Samsung’s Galaxy S6 as the smartphone we were, apparently, all looking for this year.
Given that the iPhone was a massive hit for Apple, the smartphone’s position on the list is no great surprise, although Apple also takes other spots on the list, with arguably less obvious picks like the Apple Watch and iPad Pro taking up the third and fourth spots respectively.
Android fans, meanwhile, drove the LG G4 into fifth place, the Galaxy Note 5 into sixth, the Galaxy J5 into seventh, the HTC One M9 into eighth, and the Nexus 6P into ninth. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 (and not the more innovative Surface Book) rounds off Google’s list at no. 10.
The search giant’s “Year in Search” also features a slew of other interesting tidbits about the year that was — from the global news stories which resonated with us (Charlie Hebdo comes in first position), the music artists we listened to (Adele), and much, much more.
It’s definitely worth a look — and it’s fascinating to see how the results change when filtered from “global” searches to those carried out in individual countries.
Go to Canada, for instance, and the iPhone 6s drops off the list entirely, while the BlackBerry still dominates. For a second I thought Google had released 2005’s list over again!