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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is overtaking Apple Watch interest

Samsung reacted to the Apple Watch in professional fashion when the device became available for pre-order on the same day that its own Galaxy S6 and S6 edge arrived in retail stores worldwide. The latest study shows that Samsung’s calm demeanor may indeed be justified.

A new study reported by Bloomberg shows that the Galaxy S6 wasn’t enough to stand strong against the Apple Watch prior to the March 2015 announcement. Google’s search engine comparison between the Apple Watch and the Galaxy S6 shows each device gaining ground in term searches as its arrival drew near, then tapering off somewhat from the pre-arrival building hype. Of course, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 didn’t inspire confidence in a number of consumers.

What is a surprise, however, is that the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S6 is now posing problems for the Apple Watch hype. Google’s search engine results show that now, more searches are being done for the S6 – with Apple Watch searches taking a backseat to Samsung’s latest devices. If we’re honest, the Apple Watch doesn’t take consumers places that Samsung’s 2013 Galaxy Gear hasn’t already taken them. The Gear S advances Samsung’s innovations and puts the company at the top of the smartwatch market.

What is clear from the search engine results, if nothing else, is that the hype about the Apple Watch is just that – hype. According to a number of Android consumers, the hype surrounding the iPhone 6 was just another round of smoke, too. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are the best smartphones we’ve seen from any top smartphone manufacturer in a long time and deserve the hype they’re accruing at the moment. Despite their innovations, however, we all know that the Galaxy Note 5 will have to come this Fall just to overturn the misplaced hype of the iPhone 6s. Apple hype is unstoppable: even when it dies down, it magically self-resurrects.

Check out our Galaxy S6 review to find out what’s got Samsung’s latest at the top of Google’s tech gadget search terms.

Galaxy S6, Apple Watch Google searches

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Sizzleboom
Sizzleboom

The Apple watch looks to me to be the dullest device Apple has made in recent times, yet the sales are sky high. I suppose they do up your hipster status if you wear one while you’re writing your new novel on your Macbook at Starbucks while you’re sipping your Pumpkin Spice Latte, though.

Titandan
Titandan

Apple is trying to steal samsung’s thunder with a stupid watch lol. I feel they are rushing the watch and did their android phone exchange promotion based on fear of the S6 and S6 edge launch. I’m glad samsung is able to instill fear in apple once again. It says that samsung is doing something right with the new phones.

Vesta@12b

A watch and a Phone? It would be interesting to see the iPhone 6’s vs. the Galaxy S6’s over say 3 weeks or 2 weeks or something, not the watch.

JohnK
JohnK

Hehe, nice article Deidre, i couldn’t have better said that conclusion 🙂

For once, it’s good to be able to kill Apple’s hype somehow. Well played from Samsung this year.

I have a Gear Fit, waiting for Orbis watch to upgrade since Android wear is disappointing on my LG Watch.

partycrasher131
partycrasher131

the only reason that apple watch is going to sell is because iphone users cant use any other smartwatches other than apple watch….how lame is that..

j2001m
j2001m

1 thing they did not say about the stats is id you just do s6 its way bigger even more then iphone 6

wickdaman
wickdaman

Being a Samsung fan (of course), I do find it a little sad that the likes of an Apple Watch trend well vs. Samsung’s flagship device. It’s a stinkin’ stupid watch! GRR!

johny jackson
johny jackson

It’s just because launching time is same.