Pixel 2 and Galaxy S8 web searches surge after announcement of iPhone 8, iPhone X

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Apple’s iPhone, which has forever changed the way people communicate, work, and play. While the innovation of the device has created an industry worth over $470 Billion, it seems that Apple may no longer be the center of attention.

After the initial announcement of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the amount of Google searches for both the Pixel 2 and Galaxy S8 surged around 75%, tailing off at 50%. What this means is the competitor’s phones are now being searched on average 25% more prior to the announcement of this year’s iPhones.

Perhaps the new iPhone reminded Android users of the phone they want to buy, or perhaps nobody wants to pay a $999 premium for a bigger screen, spec bump and gaudy facial-recognition technology. Who’d of thought?

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