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iphone5-frontandbackApple is gaining market share in the U.S.

According to numbers out today from comScore, the Cupertino-based maker of the iPhone saw its share of the smartphone market in the U.S. jump from 35 percent to 38.9 percent for the 3-month period ending February 13th. Google, meanwhile, saw its share drop two percentage points to 51.7 percent.

Google’s Android could see gains in the coming months, with the Galaxy S4 (completed with its 13 megapixel camera) slated to make its debut this month.

Apple also was the top device maker, beating out Samsung which saw a one percent gain to 21.3 percent of the market. HTC, Motorola and LG each saw declines in their share.

As the chart below shows, Microsoft has had a hard time making inroads in mobile amid tough competition with Apple and Google’s Android. It’s still trying to build up its app ecosystem, recently adding music services like Pandora (without ads for the rest of the year) and Spotify.

Microsoft also is looking to chip away at Android, launching a TV ad campaign which touts the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 vs. the Samsung Galaxy S3.



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