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The most popular mobile platform for Pornhub in 2019 wasn't Android

Android is the most popular mobile platform in the world, but Pornhub's stats paint a different picture.

Published onDecember 12, 2019

Pornhub on a smartphone.

Android is the world’s most popular mobile platform, as there are thousands of models at various price points. But you wouldn’t know that looking at Pornhub’s 2019 Year in Review.

The adult streaming service revealed that iOS accounted for 52.8% of all mobile traffic in 2019. Meanwhile, Android accounted for 46.6% of traffic this year. Other platforms accounted for 0.5% of traffic.

In fact, Pornhub said Android traffic dropped by 14% compared to 2018, while iOS traffic rose by 19%. So what’s the reason for this massive change, then?

pornhub insights mobile traffic 2019

“A closer look revealed that much of this change had to do with geography,” the company explained on its Insights blog (semi-NSFW). “Android based devices are quite popular in India, so when India’s traffic decreased in 2019, it caused the share of Android devices to decrease.”

India’s traffic drop was quite significant by Pornhub’s own figures, going from number three in 2018 to number 15 this year. Pornhub suggested that this drop was due to the Indian government blocking access to some porn websites.

Google Chrome was just ahead of Apple when it came to mobile browser traffic though, accounting for 44.3% of traffic compared to Safari’s 41.6%. Both Google and Apple’s browsers rose to the occasion at the expense of UC Browser and Opera.

pornhub insights mobile browsers 2019 1

Samsung’s browser continued its upward trajectory too, now accounting for 6.2% of mobile traffic. This is due to 28% year-on-year growth compared to last year, and 69% (nice) growth from 2017 to 2018.

The adult streaming service also looked at the most popular gaming platforms used for Pornhub viewing. It found that PlayStation consoles were in first place with 51.5% of the traffic, followed by the Xbox brand at 34.7%. PlayStation traffic dropped 5.2% year-on-year, while Microsoft’s platforms grew 5.3%.

pornhub insights game consoles 2019

In a bizarre turn of events, the ill-fated PlayStation Vita handheld continues to grow its market-share, going from 7.3% of gaming traffic in 2018 to 9.1% this year. The Vita’s growth is pretty odd because it ceased production earlier this year and was drubbed by the Nintendo 3DS.

Another rather interesting statistic is that the biggest TV/broadcast-related influence on Pornhub traffic was the iPhone 11 launch event.

“The Apple Special Event is streamed live every fall and always causes a big traffic drop on Pornhub, in particular from people watching on their Apple based devices,” the website explained. “This year worldwide iOS traffic dropped by 15% as the new iPhone 11 variants were revealed.”

You can check out all the other related Pornhub Year in Review content via the previous link. Do note that it’s slightly NSFW though.

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