Dec 15th, 2011

2011 is winding down and I have to say, it’s been a good year for Android. If you’re curious to see what devices were most searched this year, Google has released their annual Zeitgeist, fastest growing search queries, for 2011. There are quite a few categories and I’ve gone ahead and listed the fastest growing searches for “consumer electronics” below. The results are… interesting to say the least.

2011 Fastest Rising Consumer Electronics:

  1. Kindle Fire
  2. iPhone 4S
  3. Sidekick 4G
  4. HP TouchPad
  5. SPB Shell 3D
  6. iPad 2
  7. HTC Sensation
  8. Samsung Nexus Prime
  9. Sony NGP (Vita)
  10. iPad 3

Wait- the fastest rising search for Android smartphones was the Sidekick 4G? Didn’t exactly see that one coming. Overall, the most popular search terms for 2011 were Steve Jobs, iPhone 5, iPad 2 and Google+. Something about Apple’s products continue to draw interest from the world. Every year, Google always makes one hell of an emotional Zeitgeist wrap-up video and this year was no exception. Check it out.

2011 t’was a great year for Android and we’re only getting stronger thanks to the release of the Galaxy Nexus and more importantly, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Were any of the results surprising to you? What do you think was the best moment for Android in 2011? How about the biggest winner? Biggest loser?

Thanks, Ncmacasl!

[Google Zeitgeist 2011 | GoogleBlog | Via ComputerWorld]