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ComScore: Android is losing ground against Apple in U.S.

March 6, 2013: 2:01 PM ET

Sales of Apple's iPhone have moved further ahead of Samsung's offerings

Data: ComScore. Chart: Brian Loftus. Click to enlarge.

Data: ComScore. Chart: Brian Loftus. Click to enlarge.

FORTUNE -- Two new pieces of data for Wall Street to ignore as Apple's (AAPL) share price continues to fall:

According to a press release issued Wednesday by ComScore, Apple's iPhone moved ahead of Samsung and gained ground on Google's (GOOG) Android in the U.S. market during the three month period that ended in January.

Android  is still the top smartphone platform with 52.3% U.S. share, but Apple has nearly caught up. It's share increased 3.5 percentage points to 37.8% in ComScore's reporting period while Android lost 1.3%.

See ComScore's spreadsheets below for the details. Thanks to reader Brian Loftus, who has been tracking ComScore's smartphone reports for nearly three years, for bringing the data to life.

UPDATE: One more graphical version below the spreadsheets, courtesy of Asymco's Horace Dediu.

Data: ComScore. Chart: Greg Loftus

Data: ComScore. Chart: Brian Loftus

Click to enlarge.

Click to enlarge.

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