Just like other major names in the industry, Google has released its list of top trending searches from its search engine for the year 2016. The search giant has released the Year in Search 2016 lists for individual countries (including India), in respective categories, as well as that of globally trending topics.
Let’s start with India. Rio 2016 Olympics trumped other trending searches in India while Pokemon Gocame out at the second spot. Euro 2016 came third in the list of top trending searches in India while movies Sultan and Kabali were the fourth and fifth top trending searches in India respectively.
Augmented-reality mobile game Pokemon Go topped the list of trending searches globally for the year 2016. iPhone 7 came in at second spot in the same category globally. Top five global search topics were rounded off by Donald Trump, Prince, and Powerball. Interestingly, Donald Trump topped the list of trending people both in India as well as globally.
In terms of consumer tech, the global list was unsurprisingly topped by iPhone 7. Astonishingly, Freedom 251 was the second most trending search in consumer tech globally. The iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and Google Pixel rounded off the consumer tech’s top trending list internationally.