Year in Review 2012: Top Searches on Yahoo! Mobile

A look at this year's 10 most-searched terms on Yahoo! Mobile.

After years of rumors, Apple finally launched its iPhone 5. Mobile searchers naturally continued their heavy iPhone loyalty, searching for it and other Apple topics 25 times as much as the nearest competitor, Android.
iPhone 5
After years of rumors, Apple finally launched its iPhone 5. Mobile searchers naturally continued their heavy iPhone loyalty, searching for it and other Apple topics 25 times as much as the nearest competitor, Android.
For the second year in a row, mobile gamers prove that being right is better than playing fair. Game cheats, especially for word games, were more common than searches on the games themselves.
Scrabble Word Finder
For the second year in a row, mobile gamers prove that being right is better than playing fair. Game cheats, especially for word games, were more common than searches on the games themselves.
As the Web’s #1 Fantasy Football game, Yahoo! Fantasy Football is also a big hit on mobile devices, delivering real-time live scoring, matchups, player stats and more, so users can manage their team at home or on the road.
Fantasy Football
As the Web’s #1 Fantasy Football game, Yahoo! Fantasy Football is also a big hit on mobile devices, delivering real-time live scoring, matchups, player stats and more, so users can manage their team at home or on the road.
Every four years, the world tunes in to watch gymnasts, swimmers, runners, and other athletes compete in the Summer Olympic Games, and Yahoo! offered complete coverage.
Olympics
Every four years, the world tunes in to watch gymnasts, swimmers, runners, and other athletes compete in the Summer Olympic Games, and Yahoo! offered complete coverage.
Perhaps boosted by the rejuvenated starpower of Jennifer Lopez, the eleventh season of American Idol was as search-worthy as ever.
American Idol
Perhaps boosted by the rejuvenated starpower of Jennifer Lopez, the eleventh season of American Idol was as search-worthy as ever.
Kim Kardashian was not only the most searched person on Yahoo!, but also scored big numbers for mobile searches.
Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian was not only the most searched person on Yahoo!, but also scored big numbers for mobile searches.
Pro football is America's favorite sport, if mobile searches are any indication. Yahoo! Offers mobile scores, stats, and news for searchers on the go.
NFL Scores
Pro football is America's favorite sport, if mobile searches are any indication. Yahoo! Offers mobile scores, stats, and news for searchers on the go.
When the Giants won the World Series for the second time this decade, Bay Area baseball fans searched for their favorite team more than most years.
San Francisco Giants
When the Giants won the World Series for the second time this decade, Bay Area baseball fans searched for their favorite team more than most years.
Maybe it's the economy, but big jackpots had searchers keen to learn if they lucked out.
Mega Millions
Maybe it's the economy, but big jackpots had searchers keen to learn if they lucked out.

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