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Google trends: Most searched consumer tech of 2016

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Google has released search trends for year 2016 recently, dubbed ‘Year in Search 2016’ with Apple topping the list of most searched consumer tech worldwide, raking up four positions worldwide and taking top spot as the most searched mobile phone in Nigeria.

This year, many topics set a new all-time high in search interest. Some were expected while others were a bit surprising.

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Google’s Year in Search 2016 is the revelation of all what trended the most on the world leading search engine.

In what seems to be a year of revolution for technology, especially consumer tech, it is unsurprising that Infinix and Tecno dominated the search trend for 2016 in Nigeria.

While Google Pixel stood tall ranking number 5 most searched consumer tech worldwide and Samsung had two entrants in Galaxy S7 and Note 7, Freedom 251 and Nintendo Switch are the only ranking consumer techs that are not smartphones.

Here are the 10 most searched consumer techs worldwide:

  1. iPhone 7
  2. Freedom 251
  3. iPhone SE
  4. iPhone 6S
  5. Google Pixel
  6. Samsung Galaxy S7
  7. iPhone 7 Plus
  8. Note 7
  9. Nintendo Switch
  10. Samsung J7

Here are the 10 most searched mobile phones in Nigeria:

  1. iPhone 7
  2. Infinix Note 3
  3. Samsung Galaxy S7
  4. Tecno Camon C9
  5. Infinix Hot 4
  6. Tecno Boom J8
  7. Infinix Hot 2
  8. Infinix Zero 3
  9. Tecno W4
  10. Tecno W3

Tecno W4 and W3 have been adjudged to make the list of the top 10 most searched mobile phones in Nigeria because of the current economic situation in the country in order to make for cheaper alternative smartphones.

“This year, many topics set a new all-time high in search interest. Some were expected while others were a bit surprising,” a statement read on Google’s trends website.

These trends are coming in a time where the tech space is rapidly facing profound changes, reaching a high with Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and even advancement in biotechnology.

These represent the best guess about what consumer tech and consumer tech companies that will matter in the year to come.

Meanwhile, the top 10 trends on the Year in Search 2016 are: Pokémon Go, iPhone 7, Donald Trump, Prince, Powerball, David Bowie, Deadpool, Olympics, Slither.io and Suicide Squad.

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