Freedom 251 pips iPhone 7 to become Google India’s top trending device in 2016

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Just yesterday, Google released Year in Search 2016 list for India. Now, the company has shared list of top trending devices in 2016 in the country on Google Search. The most searched mobile device in India was Freedom 251 smartphone which created a buzz this year for being the cheapest smartphone with a price tag of Rs. 251.

Ringing Bells, maker of the Freedom 251 smartphone has been in the news over a number of controversies.  The company has been facing troubles since the launch and was accused of alleged fraud, non-payment of dues and abrupt termination of contract by Cyfuture call center.  Adcom took a legal action against Ringing Bells as it distributed prototypes to the media attendees that were actually Adcom handsets. Hence, it is not a surprise that the Freedom 251 was the most searched mobile device in India in 2016. The cheapest smartphone in the country pipped Apple iPhone 7, one of the most costliest smartphone to top the list.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Lenovo K4 Note and Samsung J7 grabbed third, fourth and fifth spot in the top trending devices of 2016. Moto G4, OnePlus 3, iPhone SE, Google Pixel and Lenovo K5 Note were other most searched devices in India this year.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+