South African news publication Sunday Times held its annual  Generation Next 2014 awards last night, in which it announced the results of an annual survey that asked South African youth aged eight to 22 to vote for the brands they think are the coolest. These are the brands that were voted the coolest under the tech categories.

Shock horror, while young South Africans are all about their iPhones, Samsung is a cooler computer brand than Apple.

Of course, since Samsung no longer make computers for South Africa, it’ll be interesting to see whether or not the firm retains that position next year. Maybe, just maybe, these sorts of awards are quite as valuable an insight as they seem.

Coolest SA Company:

  • 1. Google
  • 2. BMW
  • 3. Apple

Coolest Cellphone Application:

  • 1. WhatsApp
  • 2. BlackBerry Messenger
  • 3. Facebook

Coolest Cellphone:

  • 1. Apple iPhone
  • 2. Samsung
  • 3. BlackBerry

Coolest Telecomms Provider:

  • 1. Vodacom
  • 2. MTN
  • 3. CellC

Coolest Hi-Tech Gadget:

  • 1. Samsung Galaxy Tab
  • 2. Xbox
  • 3. iPad

Coolest Computer Brand:

  • 1.Samsung
  • 2. Apple
  • 3. Sony

Coolest Computer Game:

  • 1. FIFA 14
  • 2. Grand Theft Auto V
  • 3. Need for Speed

Coolest Bank:

  • 1. FNB
  • 2. Standard Bank
  • 3. Absa
[Source – YoMzansi. Image – Shutterstock]