Google does a lot well during the year, but perhaps one of the things Google does best is its year-end Zeitgeist. For the unfamiliar, Google’s Zeitgeist wraps up all the top searches for various categories during the 2013 calendar year in combination with a video, dedicated set of web pages and enough information to keep you interested for hours.

As we’re a Google oriented page that often focuses on the smartphone and tablet world, you’ll be happy to know that the Galaxy S 4 was the second most searched smartphone of 2013. As for number one, that should be an easy guess as the iPhone 5s handily took the top spot. Also falling into the top ten are devices that surprise anyone with the HTC One at number 4, Nexus 5 at number 5, Galaxy S 3 at number 7, Moto X at number 8 and the LG G2 at number 9.

Things change around ever so slightly in the “Tech Gadget” category as the Galaxy S 4 edged out the second spot as the iPhone 5s hit number three. So what was number one? Why the Playstation 4 of course. The HTC One took the number 7 spot, Chromecast at number 8 and Nexus 5 at number 5.

So with the gadget categories covered, how about other top trending events of 2013?

So with the gadget categories covered, how about other top trending events of 2013? The number 1 trending search of 2013 was Nelson Mandela who died just a few short weeks ago. The full top ten in order are Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, iPhone 5s, Cory Monteith, Harlem Shake, Boston Marathon, Royal Baby, Samsung Galaxy S 4, Playstation 4, North Korea.

There’s a whole lot of reading inside the two dozen or so categories Google tracks during the year. Hit the Zeitgeist link below to dig in, but make sure you don’t have your boss hanging around at work as there’s plenty of reading material to keep you occupied for hours.

Google Zeitgeist 2013

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