Google Sees 50 times more iPhone Searches


We've heard it before, Google has an iPhone fixation. Well it's looking like that fixation works both ways - apparently the earlier numbers we saw that said the iPhone was on the web more than any other mobile web browser were, how shall we say it? ....Ridiculously conservative.

Google sees 50 times more web searches from iPhones than they do from any other mobile browser:

Google on Wednesday said it had seen 50 times more searches on Apple‘s iPhone than any other mobile handset, adding weight to the group’s confidence at being able to generate significant revenues from the mobile internet.

“We thought it was a mistake and made our engineers check the logs again,” Vic Gundotra, head of Google’s mobile operations told the Financial Times at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. - Financial Times

If you still doubt that the iPhone was the #2 smartphone in the US, you can stop now.

Just. Wow.

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Dieter Bohn is former editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts, writing across iMore, Windows Phone Central, Android Central, and more. You can find him on Twitter (and everywhere else) @backlon.

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Reader comments

Google Sees 50 times more iPhone Searches


Unbelievable. 50x is astonishing.
I do notice from personal use that sometimes it's just so much faster and easier to whip out the iPhone and check mail or search Google than powering up and waiting for my mac to boot. Some nights, I don't even launch the laptop, I just use the iPhone.
iPod Touch will factor in there eventually (I believe the browser detects differently for the Touch, so they should be able to distinguish the figures).