Which Is The Best & Most Significant Gadget Of 2012? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked you to choose which company is most worthy of “best of 2012” title. The poll was identical to one we held last year, with the intention to see the differences between 2011 and 2012 for the big companies that shape the world of technology. While not as many readers voted as last year (probably due to the poll’s timing), an interesting picture still emerged. For comparison’s sake, last year’s results are presented in brackets next to this year’s.

Out of 365 votes in total (compared to 543 last year), the results were as follows: Nokia arrived in last place, with 1% of the votes (0.3% last year), next was Facebook with 2% of the votes (3% last year), 5% voted for Mozilla (26% last year), 8% voted for Amazon (10% last year), 9% voted for Microsoft (4% last year), Apple received 11% of the votes (19% last year), in second place came Samsung with 19% of the votes (8% last year), and the winner of the best company of 2012 is…. Google! With 39% of the votes (26% last year).

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

It’s interesting to note that the winner this year and last year received that exact same amount of votes: 143. Last year it was Mozilla who took the title, with Google trailing close behind. This year Mozilla was no where in sight, leaving the road wide open for Google.

This week’s poll question is: Which Is The Best & Most Significant Gadget Of 2012?

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So after you’ve decided that Google is the best company of the year, it’s time to find out which gadget made the most impact in 2012. Many new gadgets were introduced in the past year, and natrually, the poll can’t include them all. To make out lives simpler, I focused the poll on the most discussed gadgets on MakeUseOf, which are smartphones, tablets, game consoles. As usual, if you don’t see your favorite gadget in the list, you can always choose “other”. So which awesome new gadget made your year?

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Did you vote for “other”? Don’t forget to tell us in the comments which gadget you liked best. We’d also love to hear all about why you voted for the one you did. Let’s hear it!

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Comments (28)
  • EdmarJohn SanDiego

    Microsoft Surface really stepped up the standing of Microsoft’s place in the tablet market.
    It really made a cheap, great, easy to use tablet which doesn’t follow the flow that the Android and the Apple manufacturers bring.
    I my opnion a few years from now microsoft will make a killing in the tablet industry with the technology that they have.

  • Kamran Fayyaz

    Ainol novo 7 Flame!

  • Sean McKnight

    IMHO, all this represents is the effect of marketing. Most significant technological event? Landing Curiosity rover on Mars

  • Ashwin Divakaran

    My Vote For Nokia Lumia 900.

  • LINDY STOUT

    Of all the tablets listed, I personnally like the Google Nexus 7. Not only for the price but most importantly the features is provides. It has a very clean surface which is cluttered with buttons and it has a lot of other features I like but don’t have the time to go into. I have a Nook now and I really want the Nexus 7 but I can’t justify yet!

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