Just like every other company on the planet, Google puts together end-of-year lists for its various properties. But there’s only one that matters more than all the rest: Search.
Google today released the 15th installment of its year-end zeitgeist. There are a myriad of categories, and you can really dive in to see very specific searches to satisfy that curiosity. But we’re not interested in “Oscar Red Carpet Dresses,” “Calorie Searches,” nor ” Celebrity Pregnancies” (yes, that’s sadly a category this year once again).
First and foremost, let’s start with the winners overall. Here are the top 10 global trending searches for 2015:
The category we really want to see is of course technology. So we asked Google to pull from the global list and here are the top 10 consumer tech searches for 2015:
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Samsung Galaxy J5
HTC One M9
Surface Pro 4
Put another way, that’s three Apple, three Samsung, one LG, one HTC, one Google, and one Microsoft. And again for reference, the top three consumer tech searches last year were for iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, and Nexus 6.
Below are five more categories for top searches globally in 2015.
Fifty Shade of Grey
Straight Outta Compton
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Big Brother Brazil
Fear the Walking Dead
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
One Punch Man
As always, Google’s Year in Search site will give you a closer look at the stories that defined 2015. Like last year, Google makes the trending topics of the year directly accessible from Google Search: just type in “google 2015” without the quotes to see the top trending lists from around the world.
For a complete look at the top searches, including breakdowns on a per-country basis, head to google.com/2015.