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Nokia, Microsoft among top searches for consumer electronics in 2012

Nokia Microsoft Google Trend

Both Microsoft and Nokia have been featured in this year's Google Zeitgeist. The report takes into account global searches in 2012 and shows what the world has been searching for. Taking two spots in the consumer electronics top ten, the Lumia 920 and Surface tablet were in position 10 and 8 respectively. 

As expected, the iPad was featured more than once with the iPad 3, 4 and Mini all making an appearance. The full list from the category is as follows:

  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

The top searches were split into eleven categories in total: overall searches, images, athletes, events, people, feature films, television shows, performing artists, consumer electronics, airlines, and Google+ hashtags.

While the Lumia 920 wasn't anywhere near the top, we're feeling quite proud that Windows Phone made the list (the iPhone 5 was ranked #3 in the 'images' list of searches).

Source: Google, via: Reddit

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cdb033 says:

Cool! Glad to see that!

_Haitian says:

A strong sign to see this for MS as this means they are heading in the right direction for mobile devices. Notice that Playbook or BB10 didn't make the cut and were edge by the innovative Lumia 920 and the Surface respectively.

stjimmie says:

No iphone in the top 10. Signs of people waking up?

stjimmie says:

You do that. Ill continue to use my 920 and watch everyone else navigate a cracked iphone.

David Ray says:

I'll be doing the same

cool to see that it is one of the 3 phones that made it.  sorry iphone...

Verkunder says:

Google apps confirmed for WP8.

Ah, I kid.

AMERICANRAJ says:

Goo, Goo, Go Go Nokia!