News by Luke Jones on Wednesday December 17, 2014.
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The look back at the year in search by Google has previously been pretentiously called Google Zeitgeist, but now it has a simpler name of "Year in Search". It is essentially just a look back at the most popular search terms of the year, in this case 2014, and it looks at a variety of subjects such as world events, current affairs, videos, and (obviously otherwise we wouldn't be writing about it) consumer tech.As you can probably gather (the title surely gave it away), Apple's iPhone was once again the dominant tech gadget in terms of people's searches. Just like last year with the iPhone 5s, the iPhone 6 was easily the most searched for tech item. Coming in second was Samsung's Galaxy S5, followed by the Nexus 6, Motorola Moto G, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Moving away from the smartphone realm, the other two non-smartphone items on the list were the Apple Watch and the Xbox One. If anything, this proves that what people are searching for is what they are buying... sort of. Apple's iPhone 6 sold well, the Galaxy S5 did okay, as did the other more popular searched devices. However, you do not have to be a Google Search hit to become a sales success, just ask the LG G3 and the Sony PlayStation 4, a console that has outsold the oft searched Xbox One considerably. As for the total searches chart, the only tech related product was Flappy Bird, with the viral hit game coming in sixth place. Topping the overall search list was Robin Williams who passed away this year, while the Football World Cup cam second followed by Ebola (3rd), Malaysia Airlines (4th), ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (5th), Conchita Wurst (7th), ISIS (8th), and Frozen (9th).
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at degree level before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news, as well as overseeing the site's content and direction.