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Google's Year in Search is back, Apple and Samsung dominate popular tech searches

By midian182
Dec 16, 2015
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  1. It’s that time of year again when Google releases its annual Year In Search video and website, which shows what people around the world were searching for over the past 12 months. For overall global searches, the top search term was ‘Lamar Odom’, while on the Global Consumer Tech list, ‘iPhone 6s’ took the number one position.

    It’s worth remembering that the list is quite US-centric as Google only counts its own results, so countries where the search engine isn’t as popular, such as Russia, China, etc., aren’t as well represented in the top 10 as the United States.

    The list of the ten most popular global searches is mostly made up of celebrities and movies, although it does contains two of the year's biggest news events – the Charlie Hebdo and Paris terrorist attacks. Surprisingly, the free online-and-mobile action game Agar.io that features simple-looking blobs was Google’s third most searched term in 2015. Fallout 4, meanwhile, is the seventh most searched term of the year; an impressive feat, considering the game has only been out just over a month. Last year’s three top trending global searches were Robin Williams, World Cup, and Ebola.

    In the Global Consumer Tech list, Apple products were the first, third, and fourth most searched for items. Sitting behind ‘iPhone 6s’ in the number two position is ‘Samsung Galaxy S6,’ followed by ‘Apple Watch’ at three and ‘iPad Pro’ in fourth.

    Here are the top ten global searches of 2015:

    1. Lamar Odom
    2. Charlie Hebdo
    3. Agar.io
    4. Jurassic World
    5. Paris
    6. Furious 7
    7. Fallout 4
    8. Ronda Rousey
    9. Caitlyn Jenner
    10. American Sniper

    And here are the top consumer tech searches:

    1. iPhone 6s
    2. Samsung Galaxy S6
    3. Apple Watch
    4. iPad Pro
    5. LG G4
    6. Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    7. Samsung Galaxy J5
    8. HTC One M9
    9. Nexus 6P
    10. Surface Pro 4

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,902   +528

    A lot of conflict this year and it shows in the video.
     

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