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Apple's lead over Samsung in the U.S. widened in April

May 4, 2013: 10:56 AM ET

But Samsung isn't falling behind the iPhone as fast as it was in February or March.

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

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

FORTUNE -- Google's (GOOG) Android, at 52%, took the largest share of U.S. smartphone sales in the three month period (Jan. - Mar.) covered by comScore's report Friday. But it managed to lose 1.4 percentage points sequentially, while Apple (AAPL), at 39%, gained 2.7.

In the Apple vs. Samsung competition, Apple widened its U.S. lead, which now stands at 39% to 21.7%. But as Brian Loftus' chart above shows, Apple is not widening that lead quite as fast as it had been in recent months.

Outside, the U.S., it's a different story. See The mobile world according to Kantar.

Below the fold: comScore's spreadsheets.

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